Deacon John,

With the latest set of reports from local 40 Days for Life campaigns, we are now aware of 410 babies whose mothers turned away from abortion.

And that means since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign began nine years ago, our leaders have told us …

12,206 lives have been spared in all!


Praise God!

Praying outside an abortion center may sound like an unusual way to pass the time. But the Lord hears those prayers — and responds!

We’ll have a few of those stories after today’s UNITED tour update.


California is always a very strong area for 40 Days for Life. In fact, there are so many campaigns in California that it’s going to take four days to make our way through the state!


In Redding, California, we heard from a surgeon who was able to save someone’s life this week. But he told the gathered 40 Days for Life volunteers, “You all are saving many more lives than I do.”

The doctor also spoke of meeting an abortion-minded mother and introducing her to her baby through an ultrasound image. As a result, she chose life — then found him a year later to say thank you.


Anyone who feels that California is beyond hope wasn’t in Sacramento for the largest UNITED event yet — more than 300 people packed both sides of the street in the dark … and that doesn’t include the abortion center staffers who stood outside their workplace on a Sunday night to listen (and jeer).

When a speaker announced that California has the most abortions of any state in America — more than 181,000 per year — the abortion workers cheered. Their cheers turned to silence when it was announced that one of their co-workers had a change of heart and quit here last Friday!


Rally attendees heard from a dynamic high school pro-life club that has 50 members. They also listened to post-abortion testimonies, pregnancy center leaders, Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council, and Rebekah Buell, who shared her story of a successful abortion pill reversal. Her son, who survived, was present.

Today will be the busiest day of the entire tour, with six vigil stops across Northern California, a rally in San Luis Obispo … and Steve Karlen flying to the Alaska state rally in Anchorage!


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Manhattan, New York

A man told volunteers his girlfriend was at Planned Parenthood for an abortion and was more than five months into her pregnancy … [more]


Memphis, Tennessee

The mother of three children told volunteers she just couldn’t have another child. The father said they could not support them … [more]


Austin, Texas

About 30 people were praying in front of the abortion center when a volunteer spoke to a woman who was considering abortion … [more]


Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

— Philippians 2:5-8

O Lord, help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Let us humbly and diligently work to restore legal protection for the unborn, the disabled, the medically dependent and all innocent children of God whose lives are threatened. Let us remember the old adage that “He can never lead who has not first learned to obey.” And, Lord, grant us a peaceful heart as we labor in your name.

See today’s full devotional

For life,


Shawn Carney

President, 40 Days for Life


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