It didn't take long to learn of the campaign's first saved baby!

The abortion facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin hadn't even opened Wednesday morning when vigil participants met a young woman attempting to enter the locked building.

An abortion worker emerged, telling the mom, "Come back [in an hour]. There's nothing I can do for you right now."

The Milwaukee abortion business's website features a long, ridiculous "warning," telling women not to visit the pregnancy help center across the street...

...but that pregnancy help center was open and ready to assist the abortion-vulnerable mother.

"The woman took September's advice to go seek help...and September walked her over," reported longtime 40 Days for Life leader Dan Miller.

When the mom came back out, she "was smiling from ear to ear."

A saved baby wasn't the day's only blessing for Milwaukee prayer warriors.

Later, Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki--a regular vigil participant--came to pray with the Milwaukee pro-life faithful.

While Milwaukee recorded the campaign's first saved baby, it's not the first saved baby of the year. 40 Days for Life 365 campaigns have already reported nearly 100 saved babies in 2022.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vigil participants in the City of Brotherly Love provided some serious love to TWO abortion-bound moms.

"PRAISE GOD!" exclaimed Philly campaign leader and 40 Days for Life board of directors member Dr. Monique Ruberu. "Two babies live today because of the prayer warriors outside!"

The vigil participants redirected one Planned Parenthood client to a local pregnancy center. The other walked out of the abortion facility, announcing, "I just couldn't do it!"

Sarasota, Florida

The Sarasota campaign needed a true team effort to save a baby.

While Tina engaged an abortion client in conversation, she was having trouble communicating. The mom spoke Spanish, but Tina didn't.

"Thank goodness, Grazie was nearby," said Rich, the Sarasota vigil leader. "She took over, spoke to the woman in Spanish, and eventually guided her over to the crisis pregnancy center."

After 90 minutes and an ultrasound, the couple left--the child's proud father smiling!

Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland 40 Days for Life campaign always seems to report a saved baby right as the vigil begins!

John, the local leader, had half a dozen sidewalk counselors offering support to abortion-minded moms--and plenty of on-site prayer support as well.

A couple pulled into the parking lot, sat for a few minutes, and then left," John reported. "They told the group they changed their minds and were not having an abortion. Praise God!"

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

—Matthew 6:25-26

Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to you.

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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.