George W. Bush signing the Partial-Birth Abort...

George W. Bush signing the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, surrounded by members of Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Deacon John,

Participating in a 40 Days for Life campaign can be hard. But we get to do this in a free nation. When we engage the culture, we do so out of love of God, love of neighbor … and love of country.

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Matt Britton understands this. Matt is a former elected prosecutor and corporate attorney for publicly-traded tech companies who now serves as the 40 Days for Life board chair.

Many of our local campaign leaders have worked with Matt or have met him at a vigil. He was instrumental in launching the UNITED campaign to all 50 states and has spoken around the world at 40 Days for Life events. Matt is also the youngest of ten children. He and his wife, Libby, have eight children ranging in age from kindergarten to college.

When we know — and use — our rights, we can change our country. Matt joined me on a 40 Days for Life podcast episode to discuss this important topic … and what you can and cannot do at a 40 Days for Life vigil. So if you love your country, listen to this podcast … and then find the 40 Days for Life location nearest you.

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The rain that followed us everywhere last week has left. It’s been beautiful in Ohio!

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We were blown away to find nearly 100 people of all ages and backgrounds out at 9:30 in the morning in Dayton. This abortion facility, like the one we stopped at in Sharonville, is run by Martin Haskell, who invented the gruesome partial-birth abortion procedure.

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Columbus is the home of Heartbeat International, a network of more than 2,000 affiliated pregnancy centers around the world — and a UNITED tour partner.

Heartbeat International president Jor-El Godsey has joined a number of stops on the tour and talked about the critical role pregnancy centers play in ending abortion locally.

Even though the abortion center wasn’t open, the owner came out to listen. She was joined by other abortion supporters, including one who took countless photos of the event.

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We saw incredible support in Canton, Ohio — not just from 40 Days for Life participants but from the community. The busy road in front of Planned Parenthood featured a seemingly non-stop series of car horns honking in support of the prayer volunteers.

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Cleveland rocks! Even though the local baseball team was in the middle of an exciting playoff game, faithful people flooded the streets for our 40 Days for Life rally.

Renee, our leader in Painesville, shared that following a loved one’s abortion, she promised to never again be unsure of what to say to an abortion-minded woman.

John, who leads the Cleveland campaign, talked about how losing a child to abortion led him to get involved. He even retired early to spend more time working for the Lord.

One of Cleveland’s abortion centers has closed, and there is just one to go before Cleveland is abortion free!

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TODAY! Saturday, October 8

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See all upcoming tour stops at: 40daysunited.com

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Fayetteville, North Carolina

More than 175 people came to pray outside — twice the crowd expected. “We opted to put the day in God’s hands” … [more]

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Croatia photo tour

Croatia is one of the fastest-growing areas for 40 Days for Life. There are currently vigils under way in 22 cities … [more]

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I beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness, and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.

— Ephesians 4:1b-2

Dear Heavenly Father, we are humbled that you have called us and appointed us to be ambassadors of Christ in a world that is not our home. We pray that your Holy Spirit will empower us to walk worthy of the calling. We pray that Your unconditional love will flow through us to those who desperately need Your saving grace.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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