Deacon John,

Our culture is numb to violence … and the abortion industry knows it.

The actual abortion procedure is a most violent and barbaric act — one that no one would wish on their enemies. And yet it happens to innocent pre-born children every day.

That’s why the abortion business uses vague slogans with words such as “choice” and “rights” to defend this violent act.

Prayer vigil participants have had many things said to them … but one short outburst in Champaign, Illinois really made a 40 Days for Life volunteer think.

A woman passing the vigil called out, “I like abortion!”

“I decided to not respond verbally,” the vigil participant related. “I let her comment hang in the air.”


She didn’t say that abortion was a “difficult, highly personal choice” or that it should be “safe, legal and rare” or that it should be “strictly between a woman and her doctor.”

No – she said, “I like abortion.”

“Let that sink in,” the volunteer said.

“This is what happens when people defend abortion,” she said. “It starts out as some kind of necessary evil that we should tolerate … but eventually it strangely enough becomes something that people defend, support, and even like.”

This is why we pray and trust Christ — who often responded to the world with silence.

And thankfully … there are more and more 40 Days for Life locations where abortion numbers are dropping.


Pensacola, Florida

“We’ve received some positive news,” said Ernie, the local coordinator in Pensacola. “The number of abortions continues to decline,” he said. In fact, they are now at the lowest point since 1975 … [more]


Makurdi, Nigeria

The first 40 Days for Life campaign in Makurdi began with an impressive outreach effort – a march from the gates of Benue State University, near the center of town, out into the community … [more]


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and saving grace in Christ Jesus. Help us to realize every day the great blessing we have in our Savior. I pray that we will rise every morning with excitement and zeal, looking forward to walking another day in your footsteps fully knowing that you continue to dwell among us.

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For life,


Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life


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