As we reach the midpoint of this fall's 40 Days for Life campaign, the number of saved babies reported at the vigils is up 48% this year!

Your prayers have helped save 259 babies from abortion so far.

Judy in the Chicagoland area has been praying at abortion facilities for 35 years and never saw a baby saved from abortion...

...until now!

A man exiting Planned Parenthood's parking lot beckoned Judy over to talk. Gesturing toward a young woman in the car with him, he said, "When she saw you all there, she couldn't go through with it. You people out here DO make a difference."

Judy told the young woman she was making the right decision and promised to pray. She also invited the expectant mother to check out the pregnancy help center across the street from Planned Parenthood.

The man said they would visit the pregnancy center soon, thanked Judy, and left!

"Please pray that she gets the help she needs," Judy requested.

Granite City, Illinois

Jerry in Granite City, Illinois is making extraordinary sacrifices to end abortion in his community.

Over the last few years of 40 Days for Life vigils, Jerry has become a fixture in front of Granite City's notorious late-term abortion facility.

"He has a presence on the sidewalk almost all of the hours that the abortion facility is open (six days a week)," wrote Joan from the local campaign team.

It's working. Prayer warriors have saved four moms and babies from abortion so far!

Valladolid, Spain

A married couple expecting their third child hesitated as they arrived at the abortion facility in Valladolid.

"They were at the door talking," reported 40 Days for Life Director of Latin American Campaigns Lourdes Varela. "They asked the volunteers what they were doing."

The question turned the tide as the couple chose life!

Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife because she was barren; and the Lord granted his prayer and Rebekah his wife conceived. The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why do I live?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger.”

— Genesis 25:21-23

O, God, you formed us in our mother’s womb and planned a unique and special life and purpose for each of us, and we do thank you. Grant that we may pray and work for an end to abortion, especially in these 40 days, so that no unborn baby you have made may fail to achieve your divine intention for him or her because of intentional abortion.

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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.