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Praise God for amazing results as we know of 271 babies saved from abortion through your prayers since February 26!

"I crossed this line 40 years ago, and it ruined my life!" warned a vigil participant to a couple pulling into Planned Parenthood's parking lot in Smithtown, New York.

When the car hit the brakes, the volunteer hit her knees.

After 15 minutes of the volunteer pleading with God to save the family from abortion, the pair approached her.

"I told the couple that God would never leave them and neither would I," she said, providing them with resources, including a home where they can stay while they get back on their feet.

Both mother and father began weeping as they chose life.

This family wasn't the only family spared the trauma of abortion in Smithtown this Lent.

“I just want to thank you for your prayers because they are saving lives!” said a pair of young girls leaving Planned Parenthood after one of them chose life.

"The girls were all smiles--just beaming, overjoyed, and relieved," said Ann, the sidewalk counselor. "Thank you, Lord! Our prayers are much more effective than we even realize."

Syracuse, New York

The Syracuse 40 Days for Life team learned of THREE babies spared from abortion through their efforts. They are offering to throw baby showers for the families who have chosen life.

"[A] young woman had been crying and was very grateful to receive information about all that was offered at the pregnancy care center," wrote Jeanie, the longtime leader. "Another mom came back to retrieve her records and told the people praying there that she was no longer going to have an abortion."

Jeanie added that she and her team have seen the couples who choose life receive "blessing upon blessing from God."

Kitwe, Zambia

A 12th grade student in Kitwe told vigil participants that she was being mistreated by her mother, who instructed her to get an abortion. The unborn child's father was no help either--he ran away to another state.

But the presence of 40 Days for Life sidewalk counselors empowered her to choose life. Her baby is due in June.

"Praise God Almighty for saving another baby at our vigil last week," said Iness, the local leader.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

— Philippians 2:5-8

O Lord, help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Let us humbly and diligently work to restore legal protection for the unborn, the disabled, the medically dependent and all innocent children of God whose lives are threatened. Let us remember the old adage that “He can never lead who has not first learned to obey.” And, Lord, grant us a peaceful heart as we labor in your name.

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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.