We now know of 353 babies spared from abortion since February 17--with more reports coming in every day!

Abortion supporters argue that abortion is healthcare...

...but one step inside an abortion facility is enough to convince many women there's something deeply disturbing about the practice.

"The people at the abortion clinic freaked me out," a 17-week-pregnant mother told vigil participants in Sacramento, California.

The expectant mother had already seen an ultrasound and knew her child is a boy, but relationship problems with the child's father led her to make an abortion appointment.

Vigil participants prayed with the woman, exchanged phone numbers, and offered support, but she went home noncommittal about continuing her pregnancy.

A week went by, and the Sacramento 40 Days for Life team didn't hear from the woman. A text message went unreturned.

Finally, Wynette called to check in and renew the offer to help.

"I’m doing okay," she replied. "You guys really made an impact on me. I’ve decided NOT to have an abortion."

Vigil participants were delighted and are planning to provide her with gifts. They might even celebrate Easter with her!

Little Rock, Arkansas

Two local pregnancy centers joined forces to place a mobile ultrasound in front of Little Rock's Planned Parenthood facility.

That came in handy when 40 Days for Life volunteers persuaded a young, abortion-bound mom to have a free ultrasound.

"Sure," she said. "I'm usually running late, but today, I'm early."

When a vigil participant asked the mom whether she was excited, the frightened mother began to cry because she was terrified to break the news of her pregnancy to her mother.

"The ultrasound showed an amazing eight-week baby," said campaign co-leader Toni. "She didn't even bother keeping her appointment at Planned Parenthood."

The expectant mother went home thankful for the support and encouragement and said she felt that the presence of vigil participants was a sign to keep her baby.

Mexico City, Mexico

Each morning, women in Mexico City line up for a limited number of first-come, first-served FREE abortions at the public hospital.

After unsuccessfully trying to get an abortion for two days, one abortion-minded woman tearfully called Claudia, the local 40 Days for Life leader.

The worried mother said she already had two children--and couldn't have another.

Claudia made an appointment to meet the mom the following day at the pregnancy center, where she could receive shelter and other support.

The abortion-vulnerable woman didn't show up, but Claudia waited...

...and she's glad she did. An hour later, the woman came to the pregnancy help center, found the help she needed, and chose life!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

—John 1:1-3

O God, may we always be quick to call You Father. And when we call You Father, let Your Spirit remind us that we, and all people, from their beginning to their last day, are Your children. We praise you, Father, that you sent Your Son to reveal to the world that all people are His brothers and sisters, that all people are Your children.

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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.