The good news is that the House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood — a move that is long past due.  Between Abby Johnson’s blockbuster book telling about her work as director of a Texas PP and why she became prolife, and Lila Rose’s sting visits to various PP’s around the United States, their mojo has received a double whammy.  Dave Bereit of 40 Days for Life urges prayer.   Nothing could be more urgent.  Pray especially for Abby and Lila that they will stay humble and grounded amidst all  their new-found fame.

Here is a welcome letter from Dave Bereit:


Your prayers, your vigil participation earlier this week, and your calls late yesterday paid off!

The heated debate about stripping taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood — America’s largest abortion chain — raged for more than two hours in the House of Representatives last night.

During the exchange on the House floor, Congressman Chris Smith read aloud a passage from “Unplanned” — the bestselling book by former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson about her conversion during a 40 Days for Life campaign. Amazing!

And today, the U.S. House of Representatives — by an overwhelming majority vote of 240 to 185 — voted to DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!

Planned Parenthood is furious. In fact, they just sent out an “Open Letter to Congress” saying, “How could you?”

How could they? Because that’s what the American people told them to do!

The need for prayers and action is not over — it will continue next week when your legislators come back to their home districts, and in the U.S. Senate the following week … so stay tuned, and be ready to act on a moment’s notice.

Dorothy, I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that this is all happening as you and I prepare to pray, fast, stand vigil, and conduct grassroots outreach — as we launch the largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history on March 9th!

Pray hard.

This is the moment we’ve all been working for!

For Life,

David Bereit
National Director
40 Days for Life