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Abortion was supposed to make Nichole's life better.

But as she lay on the operating table, she realized something wasn't right. Nichole tried to leave, but four abortion workers held her down and forced her to go through with the procedure.

The experience led to decades of trauma and guilt and, at one point, a plan to end her own life.

Nichole found redemption through Jesus Christ, and after participating in Pittsburgh's 40 Days for Life 365 vigil, she launched the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in Erie, Pennsylvania.

There isn't even an abortion business in Erie, but Nichole and her team are praying in the public square and witnessing to women in their city who might find themselves tempted to end their children's lives.

Nichole didn't benefit from her abortion...but somebody did.

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we break down the 7 big winners of abortion:


Tune in, then go out and pray at your local vigil!

Catonsville, Maryland

Kim in Catonsville reported two grace-filled encounters with post-abortive women and men at her vigil this spring.

A man approached vigil participants, shook their hands, thanked them for their presence, and explained that he participated in an abortion as a teenager.

Years later, he called the mother of his child to talk about the abortion, and both agreed they felt like they had "gotten away with murder."

Another woman told vigil participants she had an abortion after becoming pregnant through rape. "She said it's important that we promote and support the available resources," Kim said.

Lynnwood, Washington

"Have you ever had an abortion?!" a post-abortive woman angrily asked before launching into a tirade at vigil participants in Lynnwood.

"She lit into her [abortion] experience," recalled Susan. "She was shaken and mad as she told her story."

Susan responded by sharing how sorry she was about all the woman had been through--and asked whether she could hug the still-suffering woman.

"She said yes," Susan said. "She left relieved and a little less hurt."

Jacksonville, Florida

A man pulled up to the 40 Days for Life vigil in Jacksonville and told prayer warriors that he helped his girlfriend have an abortion 12 years ago.

"They soon broke up, and she has never been the same," relayed Meelah, the local campaign leader. "Recently, after all these years, she called him and said she is depressed and suicidal."

Pray for her healing! And pray for the continued healing of the man, who is now a Christian and eager to help other men learn from his experience.

You have heard it was said, "You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.

--Matthew 5:43-44

Heavenly Father, may we reflect your character of grace and kindness to those who hate us and curse us. Guard our hearts and our tongues as we respond in love to words and actions meant to rile us or cause us harm. Let others see the hope that is Christ in all we say and do.

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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.