Skip to comments.After Two Weeks of 40 Days for Life - 114 Babies Saved from Abortion
Posted on 10/11/2008 9:18:09 AM PDT by wagglebee
October 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Excitement continues to rise among pro-lifers across North America -- and distress among Planned Parenthood advocates -- as the number of rescued babies rises to a total of 114 throughout the 170 communities participating in the 40 Days for Life.
David Bereit, national campaign director for the 40 DFL, writes that peaceful protesters with California's San Fernando Valley chapter of the 40 DFL had some "very encouraging news" to relate. An absent abortionist, unusually low numbers of scheduled abortions, and 40 DFL pilgrims from far and wide were mere preliminaries to the day's excitement, during which at least one woman "changed [her] mind" and left the abortuary smiling.
"When one woman changes her mind about abortion, it creates a ripple [effect]. Heartbreak is replaced by joy -- many times over," says Bereit.
Similar stories are starting to emerge in Canada, where two cities, Ottawa and Halifax, are participating in the 40 DFL. Suzanne Atkinson, a peaceful protester outside the Morgantaler abortion center, records that on Wednesday October 8 she "looked up to see [a] young girl going into 65 Bank St." Reliving the moments intensely, Atkinson says, "My heart sank. I prayed that the Lord would move in her heart... that the guardian angels of her and her unborn baby would intervene." Some time passing before the young woman emerged, Atkinson "assumed that she had had an abortion," but in a brief conversation with the protesters, the young woman admitted to having "changed her mind." She looked "quite happy," said Atkinson.
The widespread success of the 40 DFL is proving a threat to abortion providers, who run a multi-billion dollar industry in North America. (The first half of the 40 DFL has seen successes in more than 50 cities. Find their stories here: http://40daysforlife.com/blog/?p=25.) "Despite the increasingly shrill rhetoric of the abortion industry, the simple truth is that business is off," says Bereit. "Abortion numbers have dropped so significantly that several states are now down to only one or two remaining abortion centers."
Planned Parenthood, which, as the largest supporter and provider of abortion, is a special target for the 40 DFL, is particularly anxious. "Emily X," a Planned Parenthood activist, writes "the things we take for granted - that you can afford to get your birth control each month, or that your doctor will give you all your options when you come to him or her in need - are quietly slipping away. It's an important time. And it's not the time to sit idly by." Emily X attempts to compensate Planned Parenthood for its financial loss throughout the 40 DFL campaign by gaining sponsors for each encounter she has with a 40 DFL protester. Clearly, Planned Parenthood is feeling a pinch.
In anticipation of this autumn's 40 DFL last August 25, Bereit said "We may be on the verge of a turning point in the battle against abortion," and "response to our call for communities to participate in this fall's 40 Days for Life has exceeded our wildest expectations...The growth of this outreach is a reflection of the excitement that people are expressing about the many ways 40 Days for Life impacts a community."
The 40 DFL closing rally is on Sunday, November 2. To participate, go to http://www.40daysforlife.com.
This is amazing testimony of God's Providence and Love!
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AMEN to that!
The Democrats are hard at work, as I type, trying to STEAL the ELECTION!!!! Do pro-lifers understand what that means????? Huh?
Answer for the dim witted: JUDGES!!!!!
Every Pro-lifer in American should be doing the following:
1) Comb through the voter registrations to look for suspect registrations. Have their attorneys challenge every one of them. Send out mailings today. Challenge any registrations that the postal service sends back marked with addressee unknown.
2) Before election notify **all** poll workers that if there is any suspect fraud their specific names and faces will be widely published through the conservative media.
3) On election day assign **aggressive** poll watchers, especially in precincts with a history of fraud. Ber prepared with video and cameras. Have attorneys prepared and ready to fight fraud on election day. Have volunteers at these polling places with literature and signs that notify all voters that fraud ( with names and faces) will be widely publicized.
4) After election, see that fraud is widely publicized, prosecuted, and **punished**.
Pro-lifers and other PACs can do this. The Republicans can't without being smeared as racists. This will cause the Republicans to lose the election.
Please, please, please! Pro-lifers PLEASE stop the vigils, and put down the placards. Please get to work to win an election!
Pray as if everything depended on God, and then **work** like everything depended on **YOU**!
( Yes, I am shouting! I am **exasperated**!)
Please read post #7.
Pray as if everything depended on God then work as if everything depended on you.
We are weeks away from an election and the Democrats are hard at work in the swing states attempting to STEAL and election. Pro-lifers should stop this and there is **plenty** they could do about it!
Obama **will** appoint pro-abortion judges.
Because EACH and EVERY BABY is important RIGHT NOW!
The election is 24 days away, 3500 American babies are murdered EVERY DAY, means that 84,000 babies will be killed before Election Day.
I am bewildered as to why YOU consider EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND INNOCENT AMERICAN LIVES a "waste of time and energy."
If anyone believes there is a difference between praying for an end to abortion and praying for Obama’s defeat, they are mistaken.
See what I wrote in #9, but you are correct.
If the Democrats steal the election far more lives will be lost.
If you’re suggesting that pro-lifers should be silent for fear of the impact on the election, YOU COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG!!!
Absolutely not!!! Pro-lifers **must** be as vocal as possible!
But...**All** movements and organizations have limited resources and time. At this moment ( 3 weeks before and election) the pro-lifers should be redirecting all of their resources and time into:
1) Preventing the Dems from stealing the election in swing states. ( please see post #7 on how to do that).
2) Seeing that pro-life candidates are elected.
3) Making absolutely **certain** that every Republican in the swing states has a personal escort to the polls!
Pro-lifers are in an excellent position to do this and be vociferously vocal at the same time. The Republican Party can not do this the above very well because they will be accused of being racist and that ultimately will cost them votes.
Surely, by now, I hope the pro-lifers have identified **every** Republican voter in the state. I hope that by now they have someone assigned to see that these Republican voters have a ride to the polls. The lives of babies **literally** depends on every Mc Cain vote and in stopping every fraudulent vote.
Prayer is a more powerful “campaign contribution”, than any dollar amount we might throw at it.
Prayer is a more powerful campaign contribution, than any dollar amount we might throw at it.
Pray as if everything depended on God. Work as if everything depended on us.