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Day 13 of 40 Days for Life

While Nashville is not participating in 40 Days for Life this Spring, please remember that sidewalk counselors and prayer partners are still needed when The Women's Center on Welshwood Drive is performing abortions. That's Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of every week of the year. Your help is needed and appreciated.

Today's 40 Days for Life update:

Whenever talking about babies saved from abortion
through God's mercy and the prayers of 40 Days for Life
participants, I usually add the words "that we know
of." After all, we really don't know how many lives
have been spared in ways that only God will ever know.
We just have to trust Him!

With that in mind, I can tell you that thus far in
this 40 Days for Life campaign ...

... 107 babies have been saved from abortion ...

... that we know of!

We don't know, for instance, how many abortions were
prevented because the abortion facility was closed
one day last week in Overland Park, Kansas.

"The place was empty," said Valerie. Apparently,
heating and plumbing problems kept the doors shut
all day. "Praise God for allowing women to have
another chance to think about what they are doing."

Most of the time, we don't know how many women change
their minds -- and simply don't show up for their
abortion appointment.

We do, however, know of at least one.

Judy in La Puente, California said a young man
walked up to 40 Days for Life vigil participants to
thank them for being there.

"Because he had seen us outside praying, he had the
courage to convince his girlfriend not to have an
abortion," she said. "You just never know how many
others never get to the abortion site because of our
presence. Praise God!"

That may be happening in other cities as well. Mary
in Everett, Washington noted that last Monday, the
abortion facility "wasn't as busy as I remember on
Mondays during the last campaign."

It's great news whenever business decreases at the
abortion center!

Click here to see a photo of the 40 Days for Life
vigil in Everett:

In Fayetteville, Arkansas -- yes, the same city where
the abortionist went on TV to call 40 Days for Life
"silly" -- a young man sporting a Mohawk haircut,
leather jacket and sunglasses is parading in front
of the abortion center with a homemade poster that
reads "I love abortion."

He, too, drew the attention of a local TV station,
telling the reporter that pro-life people "incite
hatred." The video shows a mom and her two children
quietly praying, with other people behind them
peacefully standing in prayer as well.

Inciting hatred? Of course not! And anyone watching
the newscast could clearly see that.

As for the guy with the "I love abortion" sign -- and
the other person who joined him later offering "free
coat hangers" -- vigil participant Christy White
simply told the reporter, "We're just praying for
conversion of their hearts."

Click here to see the TV news report:

Today's devotional is from Dennis DeMauro of Lutherans
for Life.


We pray for the strength to love those who do not
love us.


But the Lord said "You have had pity on the plant for
which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which
came up in the night and perished in the night. And
should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which
are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons
who cannot discern between their right hand and their
left, and much livestock? Should I not be concerned
about that great city?"

-- Jonah 4:10-11

REFLECTION by Dennis DiMauro, Lutherans for Life

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