Chicago isn't shy about being the abortion capital of the Midwest.

Billboards advertising "Chicago's #1 abortion provider" can be found throughout the city.

But 40 Days for Life Campaign Director Steve Karlen recently returned from Chicago, where he spoke at a rally celebrating the closure of the abortion facility where 40 Days for Life participants held vigil.

On this new video from the rally, Steve reveals how peaceful prayer closed the Chicago abortion facility...and how it can do the same thing where you live:

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Joe and his team in Chicago confirmed that FIVE babies were spared from abortion at his vigil...

...but now, no more lives will be lost and no more hearts will be broken at the site!

Maybe the next closed abortion facility will be in your community. Find your local vigil and pray your abortion facility out of business:

El Cajon, California

As James prayed in front of Planned Parenthood, a woman stopped her car to ask him about whether he was pro-life even in cases of rape.

When James replied that the unborn child is always innocent, the woman suggested that a baby conceived in rape would be a scar--a constant reminder of the assault.

"That innocent human being might also be an opportunity for love to heal the wounds of the injustice done to the victim," James responded.

The woman thanked him for his compassionate reply and drove away!

Downers Grove, Illinois

"We had a different kind of save this week!" exclaimed Caron, the 40 Days for Life leader in Downers Grove.

For the second time in as many weeks, somebody had stolen the yard signs in the public right-of-way outside the local abortion facility.

But a good Samaritan followed the thief and returned to tell volunteers their signs had been placed in a dumpster several blocks away.

"Allison, one of our volunteers who claimed to be proficient in dumpster diving from college, along with Joe, one of our leaders, were able to save all of our signs!" Caron reported.

The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne.

— Revelation 12:4-5 3

O God, from generation to generation, you have called your people to be the very aroma of life amidst a culture of death. Now it is our turn. Prepare me. Send me. Use me. I am eager to do my part. Stir your people everywhere to take up this great work.

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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.