Five workers at abortion clinics quit their jobs and more than 700 unborn babies were saved as a result of this fall’s 40 Days for Life, the annual campaign that involves prayer, fasting and peaceful vigils outside abortion clinics.
“It was the largest year in the history of 40 Days for Life,” Shawn Carney, president and CEO of 40 Days for Life, said during a webcast Nov. 18.
The campaign ran from Sept. 25 to Nov. 3 and had volunteers participating in 855 cities and 61 countries.
Five workers “walked away from the abortion industry,” according to a report from 40 Days for Life, and 738 unborn lives were saved.
This is great too - not only were the volunteers praying, and passing out gift bags, but they also knew where to take a woman to get some help she needed. That's what really makes a project like this a success.
In Madison, Wis., a pregnant woman entered a Planned Parenthood clinic, only to quickly walk out and tell a 40 Days for Life volunteer, “I need a hug.” The woman had three children at home, and her husband had just left her.
“I tried to come here to schedule an abortion appointment twice,” the pregnant woman told a volunteer. “When I walked in, you said, ‘I’m praying for you and your baby.' That made me come out.”
Volunteers for 40 Days for Life took the woman to a pregnancy help center to give her the “support she needs,” a 40 Days for Life blog said.