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March 6th, 2012


Once again 40 DAYS FOR LIFE is being held throughout the nation. Once again prayer warriors are committing to pray in front of an abortion clinic somewhere all day and all night for forty days. Once again babies are being saved as mothers choose life for their babies.

Let the participants speak for themselves.
First, the experience of a mother who prayed at the abortion mill with her two young children.

Second, the experience of a mother who kept her baby because of the pray-ers at the “clinic.”

After I packed up my children, ages 2-and-a-half and 5,
and began driving to the clinic for my morning prayer
hour, I wondered if I should have made some sort of sign
to hold. It was spitting rain, so I hoped to park as
close as possible to the vigil site, in case I needed
to keep the children in the car.

By the time I got there, it had cleared enough that I
felt comfortable putting my children in the double
stroller. There were two other prayer volunteers on
site, including one who is a year-round sidewalk

We greeted each other and I parked the children on the
sidewalk across the street from the clinic.

The children and I and began to pray by singing very
softly: a couple decades of the rosary, “Jesus Loves
the Little Children,” “He’s Got the Whole World In His
Hands,” etc. And then I noticed something unusual.

In the middle of the parking lot stood one of the
volunteer escorts, instead of keeping post on the steps
like normal. She was an older woman, and I could tell
by her stance and the way she kept looking at me that
she was not happy about our presence. We just kept
praying and singing.

I saw the woman go back to the steps and speak to one
of the other escorts, and I had the distinct impression
that I was being ridiculed. About 10 minutes later, the
woman removed her escort vest and went to her car,
shaking her head my direction. I steeled myself for
a confrontation and prayed for wisdom.

Sure enough, the woman paused at the parking lot exit
with her window rolled down. “As a grandma,” the woman
said, “it breaks my heart to see those children out
here like that.” And then she drove off, without
giving me a chance to respond.

As I exchanged thoughts with the other prayer
volunteers, I occurred to me that the sign I had
belatedly wondered about making for my prayer hour
had already been made — my little children. They were
all the sign needed to speak for life!

Please pray for that clinic escort, that her heart
would break, not for children singing happily in the
drizzling rain, but for the countless babies dying
inside the abortion clinic.

Pray that she will acknowledge them as the persons
they already are, children who lead us to sing on their
behalf because they will likely not be given the chance.

David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life, tells about two former Planned Parenthood employees who are now praying OUTSIDE PP facilities, on the pro-life side.

February 19th, 2011


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


April 1st, 2010


This is an extraordinarily revealing video by former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson. She explains why it is important to have pro-lifers praying and offering help outside the PP clinics, and what is going on in the heads of the clinic workers inside. In a particular clinic that she talks about, they are planning to do even later term abortions. She explains where their money comes from, why they locate in minority areas, and how they get women to make use of their facility. Awesome! God bless Abby Johnson and the people that take her words to heart.

It is doubtful that the people below, trying to save babies from abortion in New York City, have ever heard of Abby Johnson, but this slide show reveals the hearts of those who  try to save the lives of babies and help abortion-minded women by being out there, on the streets, praying and ready to help.


He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me. — Matthew 25:45