We have received reports of 183 moms and babies spared from abortion at the last moment since February 14--with new reports coming in daily!

When we say your prayers save lives at the last moment, we're not exaggerating. A woman in Downers Grove, Illinois, was on the operating table with her feet in the stirrups when she changed her mind and walked out!

Earlier that day, a sidewalk counselor handed pro-life literature to the woman's Uber driver. When the mama walked out of the abortion appointment 90 minutes later, pro-lifers got to speak with her directly.

"This was a horrible experience," the expectant mother explained. "They were pressuring me to have the abortion. They said that they could give me numbing medication."

Finally, the woman took matters into her own hands. "No, I do not want to go through with this abortion," she told them. "I took the stirrups off my feet and I walked out," she added.

The mom was still shaken up as she waited for a ride. Sidewalk counselors comforted her, bought her dinner, and hugged her.

"PLEASE PRAY for her and her family, friends, and support system in the days ahead," Downers Grove leader Terry exhorted the campaign volunteers. "She is going to need a lot of encouragement during her pregnancy. However, she is a very courageous woman!"

The good news kept coming in quick succession, as Terry's team helped save TWO MORE BABIES that week!

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Pro-lifers in the Buckeye State were devastated last fall when voters amended the state constitution to protect abortion.

"But in the midst of the darkness, yesterday there was light," said longtime Cincinnati leader Mary.

Sidewalk counselors engaged a teen couple headed into Planned Parenthood and helped dissuade the girl from entering the abortion facility. Instead, she agreed to get an ultrasound at the local pregnancy help center.

"As is often the case, the young mom and dad do not see eye to eye about the baby," Mary explained. "It's a familiar story of an abortion-vulnerable woman thinking that it would make things better with her boyfriend if she didn't have the baby, but she never wanted to abort the child."

Salta, Argentina

An expectant mother's husband suffered a terrible accident and was in danger of paralysis. When the mom herself fell ill and wound up hospitalized, she admitted to the hospital chaplain that she was struggling...and considering abortion.

That chaplain had seen the 40 Days for Life vigil taking place in front of the hospital, so he asked campaign participants for help.

With the support of the chaplain, the 40 Days for Life team, and a pregnancy help center, the woman found relief and chose life for her baby!

As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the county; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus.

--Luke 23:26

Lord, teach us how to suffer alongside you. Grant us the joy of your company under the wood of the cross. Grant us the strength of Simon to help you on your way. We unite every tired step and discouraging defeat to your sacrifice for the redemption of all humanity. Amen.

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.