40 Days for Life preparing for biggest event ever

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

The spring 40 Days for Life campaign launches today -- and the volunteers are getting younger by the year.

Shawn Carney is co-founder of the pro-life event that has counselors out in force at the nation's abortion clinics praying and fasting for life. Carney says the upcoming observance is the biggest 40 Days for Life ever.

Carney, Shawn (40 Days for Life)"We have 260 cities, including a few new cities which include Cape Town, South Africa, and Moscow, Russia," he notes. "So this campaign has now gone from Texas to Moscow, Russia, in just the last five years, and we're excited about that."

Carney credits prayer for the huge success in saving baby's lives, nearly 7,000 so far, and rescuing abortion clinic workers from the trade. He sees more and more youth participating in the event, noting that the pro-life movement has become a youth movement.

"Young people who often call themselves 'survivors of abortion' -- born after 1973 -- are not only just pro-life, but they're taking action," he says. "They'll go march. They'll go and participate in a 40 Days for Life campaign. We've had 18-year-old students lead 40 Days for Life campaigns. We've had college kids lead 40 Days for Life campaigns."

Statistics indicate that most of the women having abortions are between 18 and 30. Carney says the successes of the campaigns over the years have been chronicled in a book called 40 Days for Life, which is widely available.

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