The presence of 40 Days for Life vigil participants is BAD news for the abortion industry's bottom line.

Abortions, efficiency, and profit margin all decrease when you're present. That's why 114 abortion facilities have closed following a 40 Days for Life campaign.

But even many abortion centers that haven't gone out of business close temporarily during a 40 Days for Life campaign.

Vigil participants in Cedar Rapids, Iowa recently showed up to pray and were surprised by a sign on the door announcing that the abortion facility was temporarily closed.

For at least three days, no babies died, and no women cried inside the building.

Cedar Rapids isn't alone. 40 Days for Life volunteers across the United States have reported finding their local abortion businesses unexpectedly closed!

Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester vigil participants were greeted by a sign announcing that the local Planned Parenthood shut down for the day.

"The pink 'CLOSED' sign said they were short of staff," reported Norm, the local leader. "We pray that this is an ongoing problem, and babies' lives are saved."

Warren, Ohio

A couple drove up to Mary as she prayed on the sidewalk and asked her about Planned Parenthood.

"The man pointed to a girl in the front seat and said that she wanted an abortion," Mary reported.

Fortunately, even though Planned Parenthood was supposed to be open, it was closed that day. Mary was able to redirect the couple to the local pregnancy help center, where they received the help they needed to choose life!

Savannah, Georgia


Paula in Savannah reported that the local abortion facility has been repeatedly closed.

And that's not all, Paula learned that the end of the lease is coming up...

...and that the property is now listed as available!

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.

— Psalm 8:3-9

Lord, you are the creator of all things. Guide my thoughts to consider your creation in all of its majesty, beauty and holiness. Guide my heart especially to your creation of precious human life. Help me to comprehend how essential life is in your own heart. Teach me to appreciate, love and protect all human life.

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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.