"What are they going to do?" Ruth asked. "Kill me?"

The question wasn't rhetorical. Ruth grew up in Saudi Arabia, risking her life to practice her Christian faith. Social ostracization and heckling weren't going to keep her from standing up for unborn children.

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we talk with Ruth about:

  • The fortitude required to live out the Christian faith amidst the threat of violent persecution
  • How she experienced the culture shock of returning to the West where Christians can live out their faith...but choose not to
  • The government's absurd response to Ruth's successful 40 Days for Life vigil

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Abortion is illegal in the Dominican Republic, and Santo Domingo 40 Days for Life participants are praying it stays that way.

Their vigil in front of the National Congress attracted the attention of green-clad abortion supporters, who noisily protested the vigil.

The move completely backfired.

An employee of the National Congress was upset by the pro-abortion disturbance and invited 40 Days for Life volunteers to hold vigil in a much more visible location. The 40 Days for Life campaign was then featured on a television news broadcast!

Boston, Massachusetts

A young couple shouted obscenities in the faces of Boston vigil participants and attempted to block their pro-life signs.

A call to the police quelled the disturbance...temporarily. But agitators returned again just two days later.

Rita, the longtime campaign leader in Boston, worked with the police department to ensure a timely response so that vigil participants can continue to exercise their First Amendment rights peacefully.

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.