05 Apr

South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

via LifeNews.com April 2, 2019 at 03:37PM

A South Carolina committee has approved a bill that would protect unborn babies from abortion after they have a detectable heartbeat. The South Carolina House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee passed the Heartbeat Bill (H3020) by a vote of 3-2. The bill now advances to the full Judiciary Committee.

State House Bill 3020, which already has more than 50 sponsors, was introduced Tuesday and sent to the House Committee on Judiciary, Fox 46 Charlotte reports.

It would require abortionists to test for a fetal heartbeat before every abortion and prohibit abortions if a heartbeat is detected. Exceptions would be allowed for medical emergencies.

An unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable by about six weeks of pregnancy, though new research suggests the heartbeat may begin as early as 18 days after conception.

State Rep. John McCravy, R-Greenwood, is behind the effort.

“It’s a common-sense bill. If a heart stops beating permanently, the person is dead,” McCravy said when he pre-filed the bill in December. “Common sense should tell us that when a heart is beating, we have a precious human life that should not be terminated.”

About 5,100 unborn babies were aborted in South Carolina in 2017, and most were later than six weeks of pregnancy, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

LifeNews depends on the support of readers like you to combat the pro-abortion media. Please donate now.

Jeannie Smith, CEO of Coastline Women’s Health Center, a pro-life pregnancy center, told WMBF News that she hopes the bill will end abortions in South Carolina.

“If we have someone who has a beating heart, that is a live person, and it’s the government’s duty to protect that life,” Smith said.

The controversial legislation could have a rough time getting through the state Senate, though. According to the local news, Democrats have enough members to filibuster the bill.

Pro-life Gov. Henry McMaster, who also is in a battle to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, said he would support the legislation.

Heartbeat bills have been met with skepticism in the past, even by many pro-life groups, because of pro-abortion legal challenges. When states lose legal challenges to the abortion industry, their taxpayers often are forced to pay the abortion group’s legal fees.

North Dakota and Arkansas passed heartbeat bills several years ago, but federal courts struck down both laws. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the following about their ruling: “Because there is no genuine dispute that (North Dakota’s law) generally prohibits abortions before viability — as the Supreme Court has defined that concept — and because we are bound by Supreme Court precedent holding that states may not prohibit pre-viability abortions, we must affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the plaintiffs.”

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the cases in 2016.

There is more hope that the new conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court may consider an abortion ban, but it is difficult to say if it would for certain. Some legal scholars have speculated that the conservative court would be more likely to consider cases that gradually chip away at Roe v. Wade rather than reverse it completely.

05 Apr

“Unplanned” Movie Opens in 5th Place Despite R Rating and Media Blackout, Expands to More Theaters

via LifeNews.com April 1, 2019 at 09:31AM

Despite a media blackout, a ‘R’ rating designed to discourage viewers and little coverage outside conservative media circles, the new movie “Unplanned” opened in 5th place this past weekend and it will expand to even more theaters next weekend.

The film doubled its projection for expected box office earnings – bringing in $6.1 million in its opening weekend despite a projection of $2-3 million. That came despite the fact that Twitter has done its best to censor the movie’s account, suspending it on Saturday and resetting it on Sunday. And major television networks, including Lifetime, Hallmark Channel and HGTV all rejected commercials promoting the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fox News reportedly was the only major network to agree to run the ads.

The film took in an estimated $6,110,000 or a cumulative per-screen average of $5,770 on only 1,059 locations across the country.

The average would have put the movie in third place, according to Box Office Mojo.

Due to the storage showing, Pure Flix, the film’s distributor, told LifeNews yesterday it will add an additional 600 screens to those already showing the film. That makes it so 1,700 screens will show the “Unplanned” movie, which earned a rare A-plus rating from CinemaScore.

“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled. We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office,” Pure Flix told LifeNews.

“We are very happy for the success of this film,” said Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott. “We hope that those on both sides of the debate will see Unplanned and begin to have their own dialogue. This film can be that spark to bring more hearts and minds to understanding the value of life. To bring the story of Abby Johnson to audiences and have them show up in such large numbers shows how the topic of abortion is so important to our nation.”

Click here to sign up for pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com

Partially financed by MyPillow executive Mike Lindell, the film is the true story of Abby Johnson, a former rising star in the Planned Parenthood corporation. As one of the youngest clinic directors in the nation, Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in, until the day she saw an ultrasound guided abortion that changed everything.

The film made national news last year when its lead actress Ashley Bratcher revealed that it wasn’t until she was on set and filming that she learned that when her mother was pregnant with her, she nearly aborted her. Controversy has subsequently dogged the film, first when it earned an R rating from the MPAA, then when several television and radio networks refused to air commercials for the film and most recently on Saturday when Twitter suspended the film’s page only to reverse itself an hour later after fan outcry and media inquiries. Going into the weekend, trailer views for the film had reached 250K. By Saturday morning, after an evening of strong word-of-mouth, trailer views climbed to 1.7 million. The film has a 93% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

“I am blown away by the public response to UNPLANNED as well as the box office numbers,” said Bratcher. “Not only is it beyond my wildest dreams, but it has surpassed the expectations of critics across the country. Despite biased critic reviews written more like op-eds, the audience has spoken. I just learned that Unplanned received a coveted A+ CinemaScore. While that is truly an honor, the most rewarding thing about this weekend’s opening is the flood of messages I’ve received from people experiencing healing and a change of heart.”

UNPLANNED was written and directed by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers/co-producers of God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2, also distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment.

“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled,” noted Solomon and Konzelman. “We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It humbles us, and we look forward to seeing what happens in the weeks ahead.”

Commercials for “Unplanned” are running on Fox News, The Christian Broadcast Network and conservative talk radio shows, including Glenn Beck’s, according to the report.

Catherine Glenn Foster, president of Americans United for Life, told LifeNews that she was not surprised to hear about the rejections. She pointed to shows that openly promote abortion on television and the internet. The new Hulu series “Shrill” drew outrage earlier this month when the main character bragged about feeling “really, really good” and “powerful” after having an abortion.

“The entertainment industry no longer hides the fact that it lacks basic moral decency,” Foster said. “It’s now overtly dedicated to indoctrinating its viewers with a pro-abortion agenda, hiding from them the pain and emotional toll involved with the destruction of human life.”

Visit UnplannedFilm.com for more details.

01 Apr

Twitter Suspends “Unplanned” Movie’s Account as Pro-Life Film Opens in Theaters Nationwide

via LifeNews.com March 30, 2019 at 05:34PM

Opening weekend has not been without issue for the pro-life movie “Unplanned.” The film, which covers the amazing conversion story of former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson, had its twitter account suspended for a brief time today.

The Hollywood Reporter has more:

After several users screenshotted notices of the suspension on the service and tagged Twitter and its co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, the account was restored.

The Twitter account for the anti-abortion movie Unplanned was briefly suspended on Saturday, but has been restored to Twitter.

After several users screenshotted notices of the suspension on the service and tagged Twitter and its co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, the account returned. “Thank you everyone for your support in letting @Jack & @Twitter know when our Unplanned Movie account was recently suspended without cause. We are back and excited for the great response we’re getting in theaters this weekend. #grateful,” read its first tweet after the disappearance.

According to Twitter, Unplanned was not suspended on purpose, but rather was linked to another account that had violated Twitter’s rules. When one account violates those rules, the system then cracks down on linked accounts to mitigate the risk that the original, banned account would simply move accounts. After reviewing this case a second time, Twitter decided the Unplanned account should not be affected by the other’s suspension and restored it.

“It is a sad time we live in when corporations can remove individuals freedom of speech at will. When did we empower these corporations to have such authority? More importantly, why do we empower them to do so?” Cary Solomon, the co-writer and co-director of the film, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

SUPPORT LIFENEWS! If you like this pro-life article, please help LifeNews.com with a donation!

Despite the suspension, a source close with the movie informed LifeNews that the film’s box office take this weekend is surpassing expectations. Producers had a $3 million expectation for opening weekend and ticket sales have already reached $7 million and could rise higher.

An the suspension may have backfired on Twitter. It produced such a firestorm of controversy that the movie’s Twitter account has picked up tens of thousands of new followers:

As LifeNews has reported about the movie:

Unplanned is not a film to go see lightly. It certainly does not offer a fun cinematic experience, and it’s far from the kind of flick you’d enjoy over popcorn or nachos. But it is an important film, which is made painfully clear in the first seven minutes as Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson (Ashley Bratcher) watches a gruesome first-trimester abortion take place before her very eyes.

The film, which opens in theaters nationwide today, follows Johnson’s rise from clinic volunteer to clinic director, and her eventual pro-life conversion and spiritual redemption.

Based on Johnson’s 2012 memoir, the film’s true-to-life depiction of abortion earned it an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) last month. Since then, many have pointed out the hypocrisy in our culture which allows a teen to have an abortion but prevents her from seeing a film about abortion.

But Johnson and the film’s producers have taken the rating in strides, refusing to cut the graphic scenes and embracing the MPAA’s categorization of the scenes as “violent.”

“We are pushing the boundaries of what has never been before on such a wide scale by showing America exactly what abortion is—and abortion is disturbing. It’s violent,” Johnson said.

Along with the opening scene, the film’s other graphic scene comes when Johnson endures the horror of a chemical abortion in her home bathroom. In an open letter to parents about the film’s rating, Johnson said, “In real life, I hemorrhaged so badly I thought I was going to die,” noting the movie captures her experience “without being gratuitous or gory.”

01 Apr

Georgia Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heart Starts Beating

via LifeNews.com March 29, 2019 at 03:37PM

The Georgia state legislature on Friday advanced a pro-life bill Monday that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. Georgia’s Republican-controlled House passed the bill Friday in a 92-78 vote.

Georgia House Bill 481, the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (L.I.F.E.) Act, would ban abortions on an unborn baby after their heartbeat is detectable, around six weeks. It would allow exceptions for rape, incest and threats to the mother’s life. In addition, the bill would allow parents to claim unborn babies as dependents on their taxes and include the unborn baby in census data. It also would allow mothers to collect child support for pregnancy and delivery costs from the father prior to the baby’s birth.

“Modern medical science, not available decades ago, demonstrates that unborn children are a class of living, distinct persons… The state of Georgia, applying reasoned judgment to the full body of modern medical science, recognizes the benefits of providing full legal recognition to an unborn child above the minimum requirements of federal law,” the bill states.

State Rep. Ed Setzler, the lead sponsor of the bill, said his goal is to protect unborn babies, who already are unique, living human beings by six weeks of pregnancy.

“Protecting life in the womb with a human heartbeat is what science, law and human conscience would suggest,” Setzler said.

Click here to sign up for pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com

The legislation now heads to Governor Brian Kemp, who has said he would sign it into law but who is facing a massive protest from Hollywood elites threatening to boycott the state and take their millions in movie and television productions with them.

“Georgia values life. We stand up for the innocent and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. The legislature’s bold action reaffirms our priorities and who we are as a state. I thank these lawmakers for their leadership and applaud their undeniable courage,” Kemp said in a statement Friday. “Our efforts to protect life do not end here. We must work to ease the adoption process, find loving homes for those in our foster care system, and protect the aging and vulnerable. Together, we will ensure that all Georgians are safe and have the opportunity to live, grow, learn, and prosper.”

Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia has already announced its intention to sue the state over the legislation.

The bill passed on a party-line vote in the Senate 34-18.

Republican Sen. Greg Dolezal, speaking in favor of the legislation, said that every life is a miracle.

“I don’t know how many of us are in this room right now, probably 200, but I am looking at 200 miracles,” Dolezal said. He then began to look around the chamber. “Senator, you are a miracle. Senator, you are a miracle,” then up to the balcony, “Sir, you’re a miracle. Ma’am, you’re a miracle.”

LifeNews depends on the support of readers like you to combat the pro-abortion media. Please donate now.

“Today, we took another step to ensure that life is valued and protected in Georgia,” Kemp wrote on Twitter Monday after a Senate committee approved the bill. “I thank the Senate Science and Technology Committee for their work and look forward to HB 481 receiving consideration by the full Senate.”

The bill passed the state House earlier this month after a contentious debate. Pro-abortion Democratic lawmakers turned their backs on Setzler at one point in the debate, according to the Gainesville Times. Others walked off the floor while he was speaking. At another point, state Rep. Renitta Shannon, a pro-abortion Democrat, refused to yield the floor and had her microphone cut off.

This winter, pro-life lawmakers have introduced a number of heartbeat bills including in Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Some pro-lifers have renewed hope that the new conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court will uphold an abortion ban and overturn Roe v. Wade. Others, however, are hesitant because of concerns about losing the court battle and being forced to reimburse pro-abortion groups for their legal fees.

Recently, a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s new heartbeat bill. In January, a judge also declared Iowa’s heartbeat law unconstitutional. North Dakota and Arkansas passed heartbeat bills several years ago, but federal courts struck down their laws as well.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the following about its ruling on the six-week abortion ban: “Because there is no genuine dispute that (North Dakota’s law) generally prohibits abortions before viability — as the Supreme Court has defined that concept — and because we are bound by Supreme Court precedent holding that states may not prohibit pre-viability abortions, we must affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the plaintiffs.”

There is more hope that the U.S. Supreme Court may consider an abortion ban, but it is difficult to say if it would for certain – especially after Chief Justice John Roberts recently sided with the liberal justices on an abortion case.

28 Mar

When Abby Johnson Saw Her Aborted Baby’s Body, Her “Unplanned” Pro-Life Journey Began

via LifeNews.com March 25, 2019 at 01:55PM

As I wrote in the Foreword to the book Unplanned, on which the upcoming movie Unplanned is based, the story of the conversion of Abby Johnson from Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life advocate is actually the story of hundreds of people throughout our country who are leaving the abortion industry each day, and have been doing so for decades.

The fundamental reason is that human beings were not made to kill. We were made to nurture.

Killing is too contrary to our fundamental instincts of self-preservation and the preservation of our own children and species. And when somebody makes a deliberate effort to overcome those instincts, they have to bury their conscience in lies and dehumanize themselves in the process. That takes a lot of energy, and it gets very wearisome very fast.

That’s why one of the biggest challenges the abortion industry deals with day by day is staff turnover.

And that’s also why the direction of conversions is overwhelmingly from pro-abortion to pro-life. You don’t find associations of former pregnancy center workers who have become pro-abortion. But there are associations of former abortion mill workers who have become pro-life. The human spirit does not tire of saving lives; it does tire of killing them.

When Abby first came out of the abortion industry, we met frequently about the topic of the journey of healing that former clinic workers need to take. I had been working with Dr. Philip Ney since the mid 1990’s to learn the medically-based model of healing ex-abortionists, called “Centurions.” I write about some of the dynamics of this journey in the foreword to Abby’s book.

Some of those who came out of the abortion industry based on her book, along with some others who had come out previously, attended weekend healing retreats that Abby and I convened. It was amazing to listen to these brave people sit there and put their hands in the air and declare, with tears of regret, “These hands were splattered with the blood of the aborted babies.” And by the end of the weekend they were raising those same hands and declaring, with tears of joy, “These hands are now splattered with the Blood of Christ, who forgives, heals, and restores.”

And that healing work continues, as the work of Abby (And Then There Were None) and Centurions and Rachel’s Vineyard and Silent No More and numerous other healing ministries proclaim that abortion – and its multifaceted lies and wounds – will not have the last word.

HELP LIFENEWS SAVE BABIES FROM ABORTION! Please help LifeNews.com with a year-end donation!

The journey of Abby, as traced in Unplanned, is in fact not only the story of those who leave the abortion industry, but also the story of our whole society. We are beginning to open our eyes after a long slumber, and reject the lies we have been told – and have told ourselves – about the unborn child and abortion.

And a key dynamic to how this happens is that we come face to face with what abortion actually does to the child in the womb. The movie Unplanned does this effectively, as we watch what Abby watched on the ultrasound and see the living baby sucked down the plastic cannula. We may want to keep in mind here the testimony of abortionist Martin Haskell that “the fetus passes through the catheter and either dies in transit as it’s passing through the catheter or dies in the suction bottle after it’s actually all the way out” and the testimony of abortionist Harlan Raymond Giles that in that suction tube the baby’s heart can still be beating for up to a minute (sworn testimony given in US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin — Madison, WI, May 27, 1999, Case No. 98-C-0305-S).

We come into contact with that baby again in the movie as Abby expels her child in her own bathroom during the process of her own chemical abortion, as she views the aborted baby in the “POC” (products of conception) room, and as pro-life advocates pray over two medical waste barrels of aborted babies before they are hauled away from the clinic.

The last thing abortion advocates want to talk about is abortion. The last thing abortion advocates want us to talk about, much less to see, is abortion.

And yet, as the promotion for Unplanned says, “What she saw changed everything.” What we see – and invite others to see — will change everything, too.

LifeNews Note: This is the first installment of a series of articles in the coming days that will help unpack the contents and significance of the movie “Unplanned” and equip us to bring others to conversion, healing, and activism.

28 Mar

Georgia Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heart Starts Beating

via LifeNews.com March 25, 2019 at 01:32PM

The Georgia state Senate on Friday advanced a pro-life bill Monday that would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

Georgia House Bill 481, the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (L.I.F.E.) Act, would ban abortions on an unborn baby after their heartbeat is detectable, around six weeks. It would allow exceptions for rape, incest and threats to the mother’s life. In addition, the bill would allow parents to claim unborn babies as dependents on their taxes and include the unborn baby in census data. It also would allow mothers to collect child support for pregnancy and delivery costs from the father prior to the baby’s birth.

State Rep. Ed Setzler, the lead sponsor of the bill, said his goal is to protect unborn babies, who already are unique, living human beings by six weeks of pregnancy.

“Protecting life in the womb with a human heartbeat is what science, law and human conscience would suggest,” Setzler said.

The Georgia Senate approved the bill Friday amid heavy police presence as abortion activists shouted at pro-life legislators who voted for the bill:

The bill, backed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, passed on a 34-18 party-line vote and would be one of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion measures if it becomes law and is not blocked in court battles. It will now go back to the House to approve Senate changes, where it’s expected to pass again.

Andrea Young, the executive director of the ACLU of Georgia, said in an interview Friday that the group would challenge the heartbeat abortion ban in court if it’s signed into law.

Republican Sen. Greg Dolezal, speaking in favor of the legislation, said that every life is a miracle.

“I don’t know how many of us are in this room right now, probably 200, but I am looking at 200 miracles,” Dolezal said. He then began to look around the chamber. “Senator, you are a miracle. Senator, you are a miracle,” then up to the balcony, “Sir, you’re a miracle. Ma’am, you’re a miracle.”

Debate took place amid heavy security. Over two dozen Georgia State Patrol cars flanked the Capitol building and as many troopers stood watch inside.

LifeNews depends on the support of readers like you to combat the pro-abortion media. Please donate now.

If signed, the law would take effect January 1, 2020.

Gov. Kemp said in a statement Friday that he looked “forward to working with the House to ensure this legislation’s final passage in the coming days.”

“Today, we took another step to ensure that life is valued and protected in Georgia,” Kemp wrote on Twitter Monday after a Senate committee approved the bill. “I thank the Senate Science and Technology Committee for their work and look forward to HB 481 receiving consideration by the full Senate.”

The bill passed the state House earlier this month after a contentious debate. Pro-abortion Democratic lawmakers turned their backs on Setzler at one point in the debate, according to the Gainesville Times. Others walked off the floor while he was speaking. At another point, state Rep. Renitta Shannon, a pro-abortion Democrat, refused to yield the floor and had her microphone cut off.

This winter, pro-life lawmakers have introduced a number of heartbeat bills including in Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Some pro-lifers have renewed hope that the new conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court will uphold an abortion ban and overturn Roe v. Wade. Others, however, are hesitant because of concerns about losing the court battle and being forced to reimburse pro-abortion groups for their legal fees.

Recently, a federal judge blocked Kentucky’s new heartbeat bill. In January, a judge also declared Iowa’s heartbeat law unconstitutional. North Dakota and Arkansas passed heartbeat bills several years ago, but federal courts struck down their laws as well.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals said the following about its ruling on the six-week abortion ban: “Because there is no genuine dispute that (North Dakota’s law) generally prohibits abortions before viability — as the Supreme Court has defined that concept — and because we are bound by Supreme Court precedent holding that states may not prohibit pre-viability abortions, we must affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the plaintiffs.”

There is more hope that the U.S. Supreme Court may consider an abortion ban, but it is difficult to say if it would for certain – especially after Chief Justice John Roberts recently sided with the liberal justices on an abortion case.

19 Mar

Sneak Peek of UNPLANNED (27m)

Wow – you have got to watch this sneak peek of the UNPLANNED movie. It is amazing what the Lord has done – but this 27-minute video will also rip your heart out. I can’t imagine what the movie itself is going to do!

While I hope and pray that those who are pro-choice and are pro-Planned Parenthood see the movie and have their hearts changed, I also hope that the Christian seeing this movie will be awakened to action! Awakened to prayer; awakened to plead with God for the souls of those choosing death over life; awakened to want to know what God wants them to do! More prayer warriors are needed on Grove Road every hour the Piedmont Women’s Clinic (the abortion center) is open. More prayer warriors are needed to call our local, state and federal governments and demand our policies and laws be changed to support life!

19 Mar

91 Babies Saved From Abortion During 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign, So Far

via LifeNews.com March 18, 2019 at 09:50AM

Today we know of 91 babies saved from abortion by YOUR prayers since March 6…and the fate of one of those children was left to chance.

“One couple stood out,” said Tina, who volunteers for the 40 Days for Life campaign in Forest Park, Georgia. “They were playing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors.’”

“They must have made an agreement that if one of them won, they should go in [for an abortion],” Tina continued. “But if the other person won, they would walk away. It was apparent that one of the two wasn’t happy with the results because they played the game repeatedly.

Finally, the couple walked over to the local pregnancy center. But it was closed!

“Praying all the way, I approached them and asked if they wanted to speak with someone inside the pregnancy clinic,” Tina said.

They did.

Tina had the pregnancy center director’s phone number in her cell phone. She called, and the director opened the center to welcome this couple inside.

“I returned to the sidewalk to continue praying,” Tina said. “Please keep this young couple in your prayers.”

Click here to sign up for pro-life news alerts from LifeNews.com

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When a young woman exited a busy Philadelphia abortion center, vigil participants were sure she had the abortion. They handed her a brochure that would direct her to the resources she’d need to find support, healing, and recovery.

“She read it…looked at them [and] in a quiet voice, she said, ‘I changed my mind,’” said Monique, who leads the Philly faithful.

“She has been suffering with nausea and vomiting,” Monique reported. “They informed her of all the phone numbers she could call to address her needs and assured her that HELP IS AVAILABLE!”

Near the end of a four-hour prayer shift, a young woman approached a volunteer named Joe and his fellow prayer warriors.

“Can you help me?” she asked. “I was going to have an abortion but I changed my mind.”

Joe and his crew were more than happy to direct the young mom to the resources she needed to choose life. Before she left, she hugged each of the men who helped her.

Little Rock, Arkansas

“Praise the Lord! We have a CONFIRMED baby save this morning!” said Toni in Little Rock. “Parents came out of the clinic and told the sidewalk helpers that they changed their minds.”

LifeNews.com Note: Shawn Carney is the campaign director for the 40 Days for Life pro-life prayer campaign against abortion.