Our culture's politicization of EVERYTHING--even children's books--can tempt us to lose the peace and joy of the Gospel as we strive to lovingly witness to the Truth.

No one knows this better than award-winning opinion journalist Kathryn Jean Lopez. The longtime National Review Online writer has spent decades immersed in politics...

...but on this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Kathryn shares why focusing on prayer over politics is the key to remaining happy and effective as we strive to end abortion.

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Kathryn also shares:

  • Where she sees hope in the grassroots pro-life movement
  • Her experiences praying at Planned Parenthood's flagship abortion facility in Manhattan, New York
  • Her insights on where the abortion industry and the pro-life movement are headed in the post-Trump era

Cali, Colombia

Local campaign leader Lina received an urgent plea for help from a woman whose friend was pregnant--and abortion-minded.

The mother thought the "Morning After Pill" would prevent her from conceiving, but she recently confirmed she is six weeks pregnant.

Lina couldn't persuade the woman to choose life...but the abortion appointment ultrasound did!

"By chance, the girl heard the heartbeat of her baby on the ultrasound," reported 40 Days for Life Latin American Affairs Coordinator Lourdes Varela. "The doctor gave her pills to abort, but she no longer wanted them."

The child's father wanted to take the young mom back to the abortion facility. But the mom contacted Lina for help, and with the support of 40 Days for Life volunteers, she is planning to share the happy news with her family.

Tyler, Texas

Somebody isn't happy about the impact made by 40 Days for Life participants in Tyler.

"Someone stole all our signs," reported Ann, the local leader. "I was so discouraged, but then I found them in the creek."

Ann scaled down the bank to pick the signs out of the muck. Her team remains undeterred and continues to maintain a presence in front of Planned Parenthood while they await a fresh shipment of new signs!

Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand. O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name.

-- Nehemiah 1:10-11

We pray for your continued guidance and protection throughout the remainder of this 40-day campaign. May we be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in Your work, knowing that our labor will not be in vain.

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Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.