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Deacon John,

Nobody wants to be at an abortion facility.

Not the women going in, not the men driving them … and often not even those who work in the abortion industry.

Abortion centers are not places where “choice” is celebrated. “Choice” is simply the rhetoric used to hide the reality of abortion.

The women often feel like they have no choice.

Here’s what I mean.

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El Paso, Texas

The 40 Days for Life team in El Paso reports an ambulance arrived at the abortion facility … and took a woman to the hospital. It was believed that something had gone terribly wrong with her supposedly “safe” abortion.

The truth about the “right to choose” was also exposed at this same business … on a day when 14 abortions took place.

Miguel, one of the El Paso team leaders, said, “We saw a mother force her daughter to enter that place … to abort. And another mother also took her daughter inside by force.”

That woman looked at the people praying outside and said something that’s genuinely troubling, genuinely sad: “If I did it, she can too.”

You’d hope and pray that a woman who’d had an abortion would fight with everything that’s in her to keep her daughter from making the same mistake. But – that just wasn’t to be.

“Abortions are not safe,” Miguel said. “They always end up with a dead baby and a broken mother. Pray for the end of abortion!”

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Walnut Creek, California

The 40 Days for Life bus was enthusiastically welcomed at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Walnut Creek, just outside of San Francisco. This is the second campaign in Walnut Creek.

Linda, the local leader, said her team had so much support at the 40 Days for Life vigil in San Ramon that they dedicated to expand to Walnut Creek. This growth is one of the reasons there are a record 41 campaigns in California this spring … [more]

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Charlotte, North Carolina

The 40 Days for Life team thought it would be a good idea to invite as many people as possible to pray with them on a Saturday morning outside the abortion center. Nearly 200 showed up!

As has been the case at other abortion businesses, the center’s escorts put up a makeshift curtain so their clients would not have to look at the prayer volunteers. Of course, there’s no such thing as a prayer-proof curtain … [more]

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Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Genesis 4:8-9

Father, help us to embrace the fact that we are our “brother’s keeper.” When, due to selfish motives, we try to cast off this responsibility please call to us to account. We would be pleasing to you and to our “brother.”

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn D. Carney

President, 40 Days for Life

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