“Unusually slow day for abortions”

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Deacon John,

A 40 Days for Life campaign is built on prayer … and leadership.

The heroes of this effort are the hundreds of local leaders who courageously step forward to lead 40 Days for Life in their home towns. And right now, our world needs leaders.

A recent article highlights this … then digs into what’s wrong with our culture.

The author, Dr. Carrie Gress, says you can blame abortion for the continuing downward spiral. “Abortion doesn’t just kill an innocent, unborn child,” she said. “Its tentacles destroy every aspect of society, beginning at the head.”

That, she said, explains the ongoing crisis of leadership — which is also one of the reasons that political efforts to end abortion have failed.

“The end of abortion will come through prayer, fasting and a restoration of our relationship with God,” she wrote, “or it simply will not happen through our efforts.”

And so … we continue to pray and fast during these 40 Days for Life.

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The bus is back on the road! Repairs have been completed … and we’re rolling once again through West Virginia and Ohio.

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At the state rally in Vienna, West Virginia, local leader Patty Cooper shared why abortion is personal to her. After she was born, her birth parents left her in a basket on someone’s doorstep. She knows that if abortion had been legal in 1955, she likely wouldn’t be here today.

And Christy from Silent No More credited “the prayers of people I’ve never met” for bringing her to Christ’s forgiveness after her abortion led her to despair.

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Sharonville, Ohio is home to an abortion facility run by the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell. It’s a tragic place, but local volunteers report that business is way down. In fact, there’s actually a “for sale” sign in front of the building!

The 40 Days for Life leader here previously led a campaign in North Carolina. When she relocated to Ohio, she got involved in her new hometown.

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We have been blessed along our trip to meet folks who have been praying publicly for an end to abortion for many years — even decades! Their work to build a culture of life is bearing fruit.

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In Cincinnati, Ohio, Brenna Lewis of Students for Life shared that a majority of millennials now favor prohibiting abortion in most or all circumstances. In fact, she said millennials are the most pro-life generation. Help is on the way!

And now we’re on our way to see more of Ohio!

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Seattle, Washington

Volunteers say one simple question settled down a very angry woman, who’d walked past them several times … [more]

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Medellin, Colombia

A couple came out of the abortion center with tears in their eyes … and thanked vigil participants for being there … [more]

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Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

— Psalm 82:4

Father, may you empower the hundreds today who are serving in our pregnancy help centers. Grant those answering calls, providing ultrasound and following up with a bold spirit of truth, love and perseverance.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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40 Days for Life 4112 E 29th St. Bryan, Texas 77802 United States (888) LIFE-316

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