40 Days for Life Reaches Milestone: 2,000 Babies Saved from Abortion
“Through the grace and mercy of God — and the faithful prayers of more than 200,000 volunteers standing vigil outside abortion facilities — an incredible miracle has taken place,” said David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life.
“Starting with the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in Bryan/College Station, Texas in 2004, and continuing through the international 40 Days for Life effort that is under way this fall, we now have confirmed reports of at least 2,000 babies whose lives have been saved from the tragedy of abortion,” Bereit said. “Who knows what wonders each of these children will bring to the world!”
Two thousand children would be enough to fill at least 80 classrooms. Two thousand children would be enough to make up 180 teams of little soccer players — “and just as importantly,” said Bereit, “this could represent 180 teams of soccer moms — women who will enjoy watching their children run and jump and shout — blessings they would have never known if they had fallen for the lies that are so often disguised by the rhetoric of ‘choice.'”
Frequently, it is simply the sight of people peacefully standing in prayer that will convince a woman to turn away from abortion. “When people ask me what to say when they’re at the vigil,” said Bereit, “I often say — just pray and don’t worry about it. We have countless stories of women rejecting abortion and leaving the clinics even when not a single word was spoken.”
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