A Look Back at the 40 Days for Life Campaign

Looking back at these 40 days of prayer, fasting, and peaceful protest it looks as though there has been great success in the efforts of all the pro-lifers who participated in the 40 Days for Life Campaign! 

According to Sean Carney of 40 Days for Life– in the past 40 days, 668 babies have been spared from abortion — that we know of!

Sean notes that many of the local campaigns are still compiling reports, so it’s highly likely that this number will increase as the national team receives more of their updates.

In addition to the 668+ lives saved, FIVE more abortion centers closed following 40 Days for Life.  On March 1, the Planned Parenthood abortion center in Storm Lake, Iowa shut its doors.  Also, two abortion centers, in Lansing and Saginaw, Michigan, have been permanently closed after they were found to be operating illegally. A judge ordered them to shut down permanently. Then, it was announced that GYN Special Services Clinic, located in Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, would be closing its doors.  Finally, it was announced that an abortion center in Rockford, Illinois had closed its doors forever. In announcing the closure, the facility’s owners said it was clear that the community no longer supported the abortion business. 

This will now make 21 abortion centers that have shut down during or following 40 Days for Life campaigns outside their doors.  There have now been nine coordinated 40 Days for Life campaigns since 2007, mobilizing people of faith and conscience in 422 cities across the United States and Canada, plus communities in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belize, Denmark, England, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, and Spain.

More than 500,000 have joined together in an historic display of unity to pray and fast for an end to abortion. Reports document 5,045 lives that have been spared from abortion — and those are just the ones we know about.  Many people with past abortion experiences have stepped forward to begin post-abortion healing and recovery. 

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, spoke last night in Germantown, Maryland at the closing rally of the 40 Days for Life Campaign.


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