Three different doctors told Suzanne Guy to get a late-term abortion.

They said Suzanne's unborn child had a genetic anomaly "not compatible with life" and warned that she needed to abort--or else she, too, would die. Suzanne and her husband refused.

"Go home and wait for your baby to die," one doctor coldly advised her.

Suzanne's mother told her not to give up. "If there's a heartbeat, there's hope," she said. "We pray."

That hope and many prayers were fulfilled when Suzanne's daughter, Rachel, miraculously survived. Rachel spent the first half-year of her life in the hospital--but suffered no further health problems.

Suzanne and Rachel now co-lead the Marietta, Georgia, 40 Days for Life and 40 Days for Life 365 campaigns and have saved many lives.

At Saturday's 40 Days for Life National Gala, they received the 2022 Sue Thayer 40 Days for Life Leader of the Year Award:

To watch my talk from the gala along with the powerful award presentation, click the image or visit:

The award was renamed this year in honor of our dear friend, former Planned Parenthood manager, and 40 Days for Life Director of Outreach Sue Thayer, who passed away in December after a courageous battle with cancer.

Three of Sue's children, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, were on hand to celebrate Sue's life and legacy--a legacy that lives on in Suzanne, Rachel, and all the leaders Sue faithfully served.

Costa Mesa, California

A woman approached a Costa Mesa vigil participant to share that she had come to Planned Parenthood for a service unrelated to abortion.

"But as I drove into the parking lot, I saw your sign," she said. "I said to myself, 'Why am I supporting an organization that performs abortions?'"

The woman decided to skip her appointment and go home!

Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston 40 Days for Life campaign aims to redirect abortion-bound women to pro-life pregnancy help centers.

"But desperate people do desperate things," said Rita, the local leader. "All too often, we see stories about babies who have been abandoned after birth, sometimes with fatal consequences."

That's why Rita is also promoting awareness of Safe Haven laws that allow mothers to surrender their babies--no questions asked--after birth. "The general public has to know that Safe Havens exist," she said.

For information on Safe Haven laws, visit:

Ventura, California

Prayer warriors in Ventura witnessed a woman who appeared to be late in her pregnancy arrive at Planned Parenthood.

She didn't stay long.

"I'm not doing this," the woman told her driver as she got into her vehicle and left.

I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

--Romans 12:1

God Almighty, You alone are worthy of our praise and worship. Having accepted Your Son’s sacrifice on my behalf, I in turn present my body to you as a living sacrifice. I pray that you would use me as your vessel to rescue others who are perishing.

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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.