Organizers of 40 Days for Life report that they know of more than 500 preborn children who were saved from abortion during the spring campaign that ended March 28, 2021.
40 Days for Life began in Texas in 2007, and today reaches 1,000 cities in 63 countries. It is a targeted campaign of prayer, fasting, and an around-the-clock peaceful vigil outside abortion facilities. Throughout the 40-day campaign, organizers shared many success stories.
In Schenectady, NY, a woman in her third trimester was intent on aborting her baby, but she changed her mind after hearing a speaker at a pro-life rally in front of the city’s Planned Parenthood. The woman received assistance at the on-site ultrasound van.
A desperate young mother in Colorado Springs, CO, took the first drug of the abortion pill regimen (mifepristone) because she was afraid she would be unable to financially care for another child. Soon after taking the pill, she felt horrible and regretful. After approaching vigil participants, she was given an emergency appointment with a local pro-life physician who administered the abortion pill reversal protocol. She and her husband were also given a cash gift card to help them through their difficult time.
In Chula Vista, CA, two women approached prayer warriors on different days, each tearfully admitting they had changed their minds about getting an abortion after seeing the signs and the people praying.
“When we are seen holding our signs in prayer, it can be a sign from God that changes a woman’s heart,” says the local campaign leader.
While praying and offering a witness to life outside an abortion facility can seem daunting, success stories underscore how powerful that witness can be.
–Taken from Life Action.