A campaign designed to encourage pro-life individuals to turn to prayer and peaceful activism in an effort to push back against abortion has reportedly already helped save 112 babies’ lives since it was launched on Sept. 27.
The current 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign, which will extend through Nov. 5, is part of an ongoing effort to try and stop women from ending their pregnancies.
“Local campaign leaders tell us that so far, since Day 1 on September 27, they can report 112 babies saved – that we know of!” 40 Days of Life president Shawn Carney wrote in a blog post on Monday.
It really is go time! And on the eve of the start of the largest 40 Days for Life campaign yet … I want to share words of encouragement from two former Planned Parenthood managers in this brand-new video!
Posted by 40 Days for Life on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
In an op-ed for Life News, Carney also shared some of the specific stories coming in from volunteers across the U.S. In Austin, Texas, for instance, a pregnant woman decided to leave a clinic and changed her mind about having an abortion.
That woman reportedly saw a group praying and holding a vigil outside the clinic and it deeply moved her. “Your prayers are working!” she told the crowd after reversing course on her abortion plans.
Similar events unfolded in Downey, California, where two couples left an abortion facility and decided not to seek abortions.
“Two couples left Family Planning Associates, and indicated they were happy and not getting an abortion,” a volunteer named Patti said. “Praise God!”
Two couples left Family Planning Associates, and indicated they were happy and not getting an abortion!
The new numbers bring the total lives saved through all of 40 Days for Life’s plethora of ongoing, coordinated campaigns to more than 13,700. The effort, which started back in 2007, mixes prayer with peaceful community outreach and vigils outside abortion clinics nationwide.
These campaigns have reportedly impacted people in 715 cities and 44 countries, with 750,000 volunteers taking part. And in addition to the now more than 13,700 babies’ lives saved over the past decade, at least 154 abortion workers are said to have quit their jobs, with 90 abortion facilities closing, though it is not clear what involvement the campaign had in those closures.
Find out more about the effort here.