SPOTLIGHT: 40 Days for Life with Shawn Carney

Written by Mary Nieves

The pro-life movement is thriving now more than ever before, while the abortion industry is getting crushed.

In this special edition of the Illinois Spotlight podcast, Monte Larrick interviews Shawn Carney, President of 40 Days for Life, to talk about recent pro-life efforts and the upcoming 40 Days For Life campaign.

40 Days for Life is a sustained prayer vigil held in 675 cities around the world with this year’s record turnout of 375 cities praying outside of abortion clinics! These organized prayer vigils run from September 27th through November 5th, 2017.

Praying outside of abortion facilities is effective to those seeking abortion as well as some of the workers. Shawn describes just how effective praying outside of these abortuaries has proven to be.  Planned Parenthood workers have said the no-show rates of abortion appointments increase by up to 75 percent when volunteers are outside praying. It’s impossible to ignore the implications of abortion when you encounter peaceful people praying for its outside the abortion mill.

While the pro-life movement has been thriving, the abortion industry is reeling. Shawn explains that the abortion industry is dependent on government funding while the pro-life movement has a great network of support directly from people from all walks of life. You do not need to be a pastor or a church leader to participate in prayer vigils. The Body of Christ needs people to step up and join in praying for life and to put that prayer to action.

The pro-life movement in Illinois is becoming stronger as it’s faced with more and more challenges. For example, Aurora, Illinois, is home to the 3rd largest Planned Parenthood clinic in the country. Illinois taxpayers are already funding abortions in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. And if that isn’t bad enough, HB 40 is now on the governor’s desk. HB 40 lifts the ban on taxpayer funding of abortion with no restrictions! If Governor Rauner signs the bill, abortions will increase by the thousands!

Get engaged!  You can join your local 40 Days For Life campaign by signing up online.

Other Pro-Life Action Items:

Take ACTION: Click Here to email Governor Bruce Rauner. Urge him to keep his pledge to veto taxpayer funding of abortion HB 40.  (Read more HERE.)

You can also send the governor a message via Twitter: @GovRauner

More ACTION: Continue to call the governor’s public comment line every day until this is resolved: (217) 782-0244 and (312) 814-2121. 

Please PRAY! As you take action and in the days ahead, please pray that God would convict the thinking of Governor Rauner on this issue, and that his heart would change on the issue of abortion in general. (Proverbs 21:1)