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I love food–pretty much every kind.

The premise of a 40 Days for Life campaign is simple: 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion.

But as easy as that sounds, prayer and fasting can be easier said than done.

After all, how do you pray for an entire hour? And what’s the point of fasting anyway? To answer those questions, we’ve released two episodes of the 40 Days for Life Podcast that will help draw you into prayer and deepen your spiritual life on the sidewalk this campaign:

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Listen…and then share these podcast episodes on social media

…and speaking of social media, the 40 Days for Life campaign is a GREAT time to get breaking news about saved babies, converted workers, and closed abortion facilities around the world by following 40 Days for Life on social media:

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sandie in Ann Arbor reported a beautiful fall day as more than 75 participants joined an Interfaith Jericho March (modeled after the march around Jericho described in Scripture) outside of Planned Parenthood. A Catholic priest and a Lutheran pastor led the group in prayer.

“Our speakers were INSPIRATIONAL as were our spiritual leaders,” Sandie said. “Join us in praying for the most innocent among us, their moms and dads, and abortion workers.”

The Ann Arbor campaign team has consistently achieved FULL vigil coverage, which has helped dramatically decrease the number of abortions performed in Washtenaw County since the city’s first 40 Days for Life campaign in 2007.

Columbia, Missouri

The campaign in Columbia also held a Jericho March.

Abortion supporters from the “Guild of Silly Heathens” (yes–that’s the name they chose) attempted to disrupt the event with a “parade of filth.” It didn’t go well.

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The 15 prayer volunteers were just a fraction of those on hand–the rest were marching. Eventually, a dozen or so “Silly Heathens” arrived, but they cut short the stunt when neighbors “expressed their disapproval of the entire spectacle.”

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The King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

—Matthew 25:31-46

Gracious and merciful Father, we renew our dedication to defending the unborn and all whose right to life is compromised by our godless society’s selfish lack of concern. Free us from our own failures and sins so that we will be truly pro-life in every area of our lives.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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

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A late-term abortion facility has quit providing abortions, citing…

…the presence outside!

As she prepared for this fall’s 40 Days for Life campaign, Renée in Champaign, Illinois noticed that the local late-term abortion center no longer listed “abortion services” on its website. She also noticed the center’s logo had changed.

Renée called the location and was informed that the facility no longer provides abortions!

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“I was really emotional when I found this out,” she said. “We certainly hoped that this would happen, but didn’t think it would happen so soon.”

What did happen?

Renée had the opportunity to speak with a staff member for the former abortion facility who told her that the decision to stop performing abortions was made due to “picketers”–specifically the 40 Days for Life presence there from 2017-18.

Renée summed up the victory perfectly: “Peaceful, public prayer and presence does work.”

The Champaign campaign team has moved its vigil to Planned Parenthood–the city’s last remaining abortion facility.

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Bournemouth, England

As prayer warriors in Bournemouth launched their 40 Days for Life vigil, they were greeted by an abortion facility bin for disposing of “unwanted leaflets.”

Presumably, those leaflets are materials handed out by 40 Days for Life pavement counselors, letting them know about abortion alternatives.

For a business that so frequently touts freedom of “choice,” abortion providers aren’t happy when vigil participants offer their customers a choice that isn’t abortion. Whether it’s unwanted leaflets or “unwanted” children, the abortion industry’s response is the same: throw them away!

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Dallas, Texas

I spoke in Dallas, where last campaign they saved 13 babies–including a set of twins!

Thank you to Dr. Tony Evans, who hosted the 40 Days for Life kickoff once again at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church. Susan, the Dallas leader, said they have more vigil hours filled than ever before. They host their vigil at the largest Planned Parenthood in North Texas.

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Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

— Luke 1:30-33

Heavenly Father, you have made the womb of each woman a very special place. Help us to hold fast to the sanctity of this first home of humanity, remembering the wonderful mystery, that God inhabited the womb of a young woman and came forth as the savior and deliverer of the world.

See today’s full devotional

Can’t get out to the vigil during the week? Why not go this weekend! There are 415 sites around the world.

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Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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


 



LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Friday, September 28, 2018

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Top Stories
Democrats Plan to Impeach Kavanaugh If He’s Confirmed, Former Hillary Aide: “He Will Not Serve for Life”
“Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Donnelly Will Vote No Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Want to Know Brett Kavanaugh’s True Character? He and His Family Prayed for Christine Ford
ABC Reporter Threatens Kavanaugh: Don’t Oppose Abortion on SCOTUS or You’ll “Annihilate” Women

More Pro-Life News
Kavanaugh’s Classmate Leaves CNN Host Speechless: No Sexual Misconduct. “I Would Remember That”
Joy Behar Claims GOP Supporting “Angry Drunk” Kavanaugh to Keep Their “White Power”
Abortion Activist to Women: If You’re Upset About Brett Kavanaugh “Divorce Your Husbands”
Why Another FBI Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Would be Pointless
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Democrats Plan to Impeach Kavanaugh If He’s Confirmed, Former Hillary Aide: “He Will Not Serve for Life”

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ripped pro-abortion Democrats pushing false allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Ford or other women as both destroying his family and the political process.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


“Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Donnelly Will Vote No Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, who has called himself a pro-life Democrat but has a voting record supporting abortion, says he will vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Want to Know Brett Kavanaugh’s True Character? He and His Family Prayed for Christine Ford

Judge Kavanaugh first became emotional when sharing a story about his 10 year-old daughter, Eliza.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

While CBS was conceding that Brett Kavanaugh will probably make it onto the Supreme Court, ABC’s Terry Moran on Thursday fumed about how “millions of women” will feel “annihilated” if the Judge is confirmed.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Kavanaugh’s Classmate Leaves CNN Host Speechless: No Sexual Misconduct. “I Would Remember That”

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s high school classmate Tom Kane said he believes Kavanaugh did not assault Christine Blasey Ford.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Joy Behar Claims GOP Supporting “Angry Drunk” Kavanaugh to Keep Their “White Power”

As to be expected, the hosts went berserk, bringing up everything from white nationalism to slavery, calling Kavanaugh an angry drunk who hates women.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

 

Why Another FBI Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Would be Pointless

The campaign against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is no different, and their latest mantra is “FBI investigation.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

MORE PRO-LIFE NEWS FROM TODAY

Planned Parenthood Fundraises Off Bogus Claim Brett Kavanaugh Attended Gang Rape Parties

Protesters on Why They Oppose Brett Kavanaugh: White Men “are Rapists”

Here’s Why 8 Women Strongly Support Brett Kavanaugh and His Supreme Court Nomination

Abortion Activists Celebrate International “Safe” Abortion Day Despite Women Dying From Legal Abortions

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Pro-Life People Will Line the Streets in Over 1,500 Cities to Tell People “Abortion Kills Children”

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You don’t need me to tell you the mainstream media isn’t pro-life.

From the blackout on coverage of the annual March for Life, to the refusal to cover the trial of abortionist and serial killer Kermit Gosnell, to the filth peddled by Hollywood, the mass media has proven to be a major ally to the abortion industry.

That’s why Joe in Los Angeles is making community outreach a major focus of his campaign. “Because of our location, the people who work in media have to drive by.”

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That means employees and executives from movie studios, major newspapers, video game companies, Google, Netflix, and more. The Los Angeles 40 Days for Life vigil is uniquely positioned to touch the consciences of some of the world’s most influential opinion-makers.

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In fact, Joe and his team regularly encounter an Emmy-nominated actress, who sharply criticized their presence at the abortion facility on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Joe told the actress that he enjoys her work before explaining his public witness. That helped change the tone of their conversations. “I believe that we have earned her respect,” he said.

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Speaking of Los Angeles, Campaign Director Steve Karlen recently visited kickoff events at 40 Days for Life vigils across Southern California. Here’s his report from the road:

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West Covina, California

Campaign leader Yvonne said the property housing West Covina’s FPA abortion facility was recently purchased by the hospital next door. That’s why the West Covina team will be praying and doing outreach in front of the hospital.

I told volunteers that when their presence dissuades patients from seeking care at a hospital involved in taking the lives of children, financial pressure will become a powerful incentive to cut ties with the abortion industry.

I also had the opportunity to meet the now eight-year-old boy who Yvonne helped save from a late-term abortion at her 40 Days for Life vigil nearly a decade ago. Sebastian is Yvonne’s godson…and he has a sister on the way!

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Riverside, California

Dozens of Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christians joined the kickoff rally in front of Planned Parenthood in Riverside.

Maggie is leading her first 40 Days for Life campaign. Having written on the topic of the dignity of women, she increasingly developed an understanding that human dignity begins in the womb. Maggie said she decided to lead the campaign because, at the end of her life, she didn’t want God to ask her what she did to protect pre-born children…and come up empty-handed.

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Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

—Matthew 6:25-26

Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to you.

See today’s full devotional

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Shawn Carney

President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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


 


LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Top Stories
Kavanaugh Rips Democrats: “You’ve Destroyed My Family” But “I Will Not be Intimated Into Withdrawing”
Christine Ford’s Only Evidence Kavanaugh Assaulted Her are Witnesses Who All Say It Never Happened
Why Did Your Friend Say Kavanaugh Never Assaulted You? Christine Ford: “She Has Health Issues”
Brett Kavanaugh Slams “False and Uncorroborated Accusations” of Sexual Assault

More Pro-Life News
WATCH Lindsey Graham’s Epic Takedown of Democrats’ “Sham” Attempt to “Destroy” Kavanaugh
George Soros Sends $246 Million to Pro-Abortion Groups Smearing Brett Kavanaugh
Liberals Threaten Chuck Grassley Before Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Today: “I Hope You Get Raped”
Christine Ford “Doesn’t Remember” Much, Democrats Just Play Politics, and Kavanaugh Should be Confirmed
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Kavanaugh Rips Democrats: “You’ve Destroyed My Family” But “I Will Not be Intimated Into Withdrawing”

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ripped pro-abortion Democrats pushing false allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Ford or other women as both destroying his family and the political process.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.


Christine Ford’s Only Evidence Kavanaugh Assaulted Her are Witnesses Who All Say It Never Happened

Psychologist Christine Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today to recount her claims that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Why Did Your Friend Say Kavanaugh Never Assaulted You? Christine Ford: “She Has Health Issues”

During an unbelievable exchange before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, sex crimes attorney Rachel Mitchell asked Christine Ford why her best friend said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh never assaulted her.
Click to Read at LifeNews.com

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came out firing against those who have smeared his good name an engaged in a character assassination campaign against him.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

WATCH Lindsey Graham’s Epic Takedown of Democrats’ “Sham” Attempt to “Destroy” Kavanaugh

In an epic takedown today during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, pro-life Senator Lindsey Graham slammed Senate Democrats for their brutal campaign of character assassination of the nominee for the Supreme Court.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

George Soros Sends $246 Million to Pro-Abortion Groups Smearing Brett Kavanaugh

Pro-abortion billionaire George Soros has given hundreds of millions of dollars to the pro-abortion groups attacking U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a new report finds.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Liberals Threaten Chuck Grassley Before Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Today: “I Hope You Get Raped”

Pro-life Senator Chuck Grassley is slated to president over a hearing today with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine ford, the women making unproven allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her. In advance of the hearing, liberals are making threats against him and his staff.Click to Read at LifeNews.com

 

Christine Ford “Doesn’t Remember” Much, Democrats Just Play Politics, and Kavanaugh Should be Confirmed

Judge Brett Kavanaugh entered the hearing room today after ten days of his character and his family being smeared day after day.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

MORE PRO-LIFE NEWS FROM TODAY

Women Rally in Support of Brett Kavanaugh, Warn of “Weaponizing” #MeeToo Movement

Pro-Abortion Senator Mazie Hirono, Who Told Men to “Shut Up,” Fundraises Off Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing

Abortion Activists Campaign for Twitter to Censor Pro-Life Accounts

CNN Analyst on Trump Supporters Defending Kavanaugh: “They’re More Racist and Sexist Than We Thought”

Looking for an inspiring and motivating speaker for your pro-life event? Don’t have much to spend on a high-priced speaker costing several thousand dollars? Contact news@lifenews.com about having LifeNews Editor Steven Ertelt speak at your event.

Julie Swetnick’s Ex-Boyfriend: Her Claims Against Kavanaugh are “Not Credible at All”

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Sarah placed her wedding band on this premature baby’s hand to show just how small she was.
“I stroked her cheek and whispered, I’m sorry we couldn’t do more, little one. I placed her little body on her mother’s chest, so they could say their goodbyes to each other.”
—Sarah Rubino, CMMB volunteer

Today, I share a story from Sarah Rubino, our volunteer nurse and midwife serving in South Sudan.

A few weeks ago, as she was working at the hospital, a mother arrived in early labor, only 28 weeks into her pregnancy. After the baby was delivered, tiny and fragile, she was in urgent need of an incubator. Tragically, like many hospitals in low-resource countries, there was no incubator.

Hypothermia is the leading cause of neonatal deaths worldwide, merely because lifesaving incubators are not available. 
Sarah comforts a premature baby. 
Sarah did all that she could to help the baby stay warm, but it was not enough. She wrapped the baby in a plastic sheet and a blanket to help prevent the baby from getting too cold. Then she waited. There was nothing else she could do. A few hours later, the baby died.
Without life-saving equipment, like incubators, precious lives like this one will continue to be lost. We need your help so that we can save the lives of babies who are born prematurely.

There are only four days left in our Summer Match Campaign. When you give $100, $200, $500, or any amount, we will match it dollar-for-dollar. Don’t wait. Double your impact by giving now and help save lives.

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President and CEO
CMMB/Healthier Lives Worldwide

PS: Premature babies are dying because of a lack of incubators. Mission hospitals urgently need life-saving equipment to help save lives. You only have four days left to double your gift.

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Each 40 Days for Life campaign, I look forward to getting that first report of a baby saved from abortion.

I didn’t have to wait long. The first saved baby report came from Nashville, Tennessee, where a prayer volunteer received an unforgettable note:

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“Just wanted you to know that you made a difference in my daughter’s decision today. The sign on your truck was the 3rd message from God about this. Thank you! God Bless you!”

It doesn’t get any better than this. Praise God for this life saved and mother spared. And thank you to Jeff and his team in Nashville for answering God’s call.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs is hosting its 20th 40 Days for Life campaign this fall. But even after more than a decade of pro-life prayer vigils, the momentum continues to build.

“There are more people signed up than there ever have been!” said Colorado Springs leader, Michele. “Lots of new people too!”

One vigil participant got an early start on the campaign, praying at the sidewalk the day before the 40 Days for Life vigil began. A young man approached her and asked, “Are you pro-choice or pro-life?”

She said they were there to help women and that she was pro-life. The man replied that his girlfriend was pregnant, and ultrasounds were so expensive. She told him about the pregnancy center, just a few blocks away. He left, happy that they had somewhere to go to get help for their pre-born baby.

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Jos, Nigeria

While abortion is largely illegal in Nigeria, underground abortion facilities exist throughout the country. Meanwhile, Western governments apply tremendous pressure to liberalize abortion laws.

That means education is essential. The 40 Days for Life team in Jos launched its campaign with a day-long kickoff event, featuring training on the harmful effects of abortion on women, how to promote purity and chastity, and the power of prayer.

“We are now prepared for the campaign,” said Maureen, the local leader.

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In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.

— Acts 6:1

Father, in the Church’s desire to engage our communities with the Gospel, let us gain wisdom from those who have gone before us and cherish their experiences and perspectives. Help us to appreciate every soul in the body of Christ and minister properly to everybody.

See today’s full devotional

For life,

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Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

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