Deacon John,

You won’t be surprised to hear that the media is not typically pro-life.

However, 40 days for Life campaigns are getting excellent media coverage at the local level.

The media generally thinks the vigils are there to intimidate or harass, but when they go out to the street, they see the truth — in the form of peaceful, prayerful volunteers.

The joy of our volunteers and leaders stands in stark contrast to Planned Parenthood employees, who won’t usually appear on camera, choosing instead to offer cold prepared statements.

The UNITED bus tour has been the focus of increasing — and increasingly positive — local media coverage. And Christian media has been welcoming, as always … in reports such as an excellent feature article that appeared in the National Catholic Register.


We kicked off another day on the road with an encouraging vigil stop in Flagstaff, Arizona.


The volunteers in Flagstaff are working and praying to close down the local Planned Parenthood center. They also have the opportunity to minister to passers-by and the homeless at their location, which we were able to witness during the stop.


The 40 Days for Life campaign in Rio Rancho, New Mexico is held outside a Planned Parenthood center that doesn’t perform surgical abortions.

But at this UNITED vigil stop, the local campaign leader reminded attendees that every Planned Parenthood center promotes, sells, recommends and refers for abortions … and needs prayers outside its doors.


Our day finished with a wonderful New Mexico state rally at dusk in Albuquerque — the first UNITED event to be broadcast live on the radio!

Albuquerque has the unfortunate reputation of being the late-term abortion capital of America, but the dedication, prayers and tireless efforts of faithful people here are saving lives — including two babies saved from abortion here since the start of this campaign!


Attendees traveled from across the state, including a group that drove three hours from Las Cruces.

The bus and advance team are now on the longest drive of the entire tour, heading to events in Texas. Please pray for safe travels!


TODAY! Saturday, October 29

Sunday, October 30

Monday, October 31

See all upcoming tour stops at: 40daysunited.com


Bratislava, Slovakia

A nurse came to share her story — the vigil is in front of a hospital … and the nurse works on the eighth floor of that hospital … [more]


Hollywood, Florida

Two days in a row, there were no abortions at the facility. The first day, there was no power. The second day, there were no clients … [more]


The dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne.

— Revelation 12:4-5 3

O God, from generation to generation, you have called your people to be the very aroma of life amidst a culture of death. Now it is our turn. Prepare me. Send me. Use me. I am eager to do my part. Stir your people everywhere to take up this great work.

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