Planned Parenthood is abortion.

The abortion empire provides other services as window dressing...

...but while its prenatal care, adoption referrals and legitimate women's health services continue to drop, Planned Parenthood is doing record numbers of abortions.

As the saying goes, "When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

When 40 Days for Life participants in Orange, California offered free help to a Planned Parenthood client, the woman snapped back, "They aren't giving me ANY help here [at Planned Parenthood]!"

The 6.5-week pregnant mom had no intention of having an abortion--but went to Planned Parenthood seeking a prenatal visit.

"I think Planned Parenthood would rather kill my baby than help me," the mother continued.

The woman said that during a previous pregnancy, she came to Planned Parenthood for an ultrasound...but Planned Parenthood tried scheduling her for an abortion instead.

With direction from vigil participants, the woman went to a nearby pregnancy help center.

“They were super nice and helpful," she reported. "I go back in a week for another ultrasound. Thank you, again."

Richmond, Virginia

Vigil participants in Richmond offered an abortion-bound couple a flyer for a local pregnancy help center...

...and within the hour, the expectant parents left Planned Parenthood.

"I convinced her not to do it!" the man said.

"Is she your girlfriend?" prayer warriors asked.

"Soon to be fiancée!" the man replied.

But ten minutes later, volunteers got a hard reminder that not every story has a happy ending.

"I just killed my baby!" shrieked an angry woman while her friend gave vigil participants the finger.

"Much prayer is needed," said Barbara in Richmond. "But we are rejoicing at the news of a baby saved today!"

West Chester, Pennsylvania

The West Chester 40 Days for Life team organized a diaper and clothing drive for area pregnancy help centers.

The mountain of diapers in front of Planned Parenthood caught the attention of a man passing by.

"I want to show you a picture [of] my daughter," he said. "My wife and I came to this Planned Parenthood, seven years ago to do a very evil thing. We had an appointment here, and when we arrived there were people like you outside praying."

The man said that he and his wife were overwhelmed by news of a fifth child--just months after the arrival of their fourth. But a conversation with vigil participants back in 2013 changed their minds, and they welcomed their daughter with open arms.

"She is the most beautiful, kind, loving little girl, and I am a happy, happy man!"

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

— Revelation 21:4-5

Father, you are the God of hope. Your word fills us with the vision of the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be no more. Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that vision! Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors of earth. As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in the assurance of victory.

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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.