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40 Days for Life Podcast

Join Shawn Carney for a look at the latest news, trends, and victories in the spiritual battle to defend innocent human life--and learn how you can help peacefully end abortion where you live!
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Aug 16, 2022

The Supreme Court put the legal status of abortion back in the hands of the states…

...and in Kansas, voters overwhelmingly decided to keep abortion legal.

What happened? This wasn’t California or New York or Illinois. It was Kansas, the Heartland of America. What do we make of this? Did overturning Roe backfire? And where do we go from here? We’ll answer these questions and more on this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast.

Aug 9, 2022

The reversal of Roe v. Wade sent Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a fit of madness. In an unhinged rant, Sen. Warren demanded that pregnancy help centers in her state—and across the country—be shut down for “torturing” women.

Sen. Warren’s meltdown was bizarre, but it wasn’t unique. Across the country, pro-abortion activists have rallied against, lobbied against, vandalized, and burned pro-life pregnancy help centers. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we expose these unhinged attacks on the local heroes who equip and empower moms to choose life.

Aug 2, 2022

You know Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. But do you know the "Father of Planned Parenthood"? 

Dr. Alan Guttmacher was the second president of Planned Parenthood, taking over for Margaret Sanger in 1962.  Both Sanger and Guttmacher were eugenicists—but Guttmacher might have done even more to transform Planned Parenthood into America’s abortion empire. 

On this episode we’ll reveal Alan Guttmacher’s contributions to the greatest human rights assault in history—and why he still matters nearly five decades after his death.

Jul 26, 2022

Last week on The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we shared five arguments abortion supporters are using to attack pro-lifers and pro-life legislation in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. This week, we’re back to dispel five more pro-abortion arguments—specifically arguments claiming that abortions are medically necessary.

Jul 19, 2022

Pro-lifers aren’t the only ones trying to win hearts and minds. In the aftermath of the reversal of Roe v. Wade, abortion supporters are trying to move public opinion to oppose pro-life protections for unborn children and their mothers.

But without the truth on their side, abortion advocates are resorting to lies, falsehoods, and deception to push their agenda. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we equip you to cut through the dishonesty.

Jul 12, 2022

After the “Leak Heard Around the World,” Planned Parenthood went largely silent. Even facing a monumental Supreme Court ruling that will decimate its core product, the abortion giant spent the month of June tweeting about immigration, "Pride month," gun violence, and everything other than abortion and the Dobbs case.

But the handing down of the official ruling now forces Planned Parenthood to respond. To help us sort through how Planned Parenthood will try to survive in the weeks and months ahead, we talk with 40 Days for Life outreach director and Planned Parenthood insider Ramona Trevino.

Jul 5, 2022

Pro-abortion activists are not handling the fall of Roe v. Wade well. 

From violence to outright racism to a "sex strike," responses to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision have been predictably (and unpredictably!) ridiculous.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we take a look at the 10 worst reactions from the abortion industry and its supporters.

Jun 28, 2022

Roe v. Wade is finished...but the REAL work of winning hearts, minds, and souls is just beginning. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we reveal:

  • An easy-to-understand legal breakdown of what the Dobbs ruling means--and what it doesn't mean;
  • Why the abortion industry's response was much weaker than expected;
  • How to make sure this historic victory lasts!
Jun 21, 2022

Ramona Trevino didn't support abortion when she went to work at Planned Parenthood. She justified her job by telling herself that her specific location didn't provide abortions. 

But her Planned Parenthood did sell abortions, which forced Ramona to choose between the lives of unborn children and a good career. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Ramona describes "the moment I sold my soul to the devil." She also shares:

  • Why she welcomed 40 Days for Life participants to her clinic with open arms;
  • The dramatic moment Ramona realized she had sent numerous innocent children to their deaths;
  • How God used prayer warriors to help her leave the abortion industry--even before she lined up another job;
  • Why Ramona came to recognize the moral problems of contraception even before she recognized the evil of abortion.

 

Jun 14, 2022

Bad, irresponsible, selfish men are the big winners when it comes to abortion. But a lot of good men are helping to end abortion. Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson is one of them. On this Father's Day week episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, he returns to the podcast to talk about fatherhood and the importance of men helping lead the spiritual battle to defend life. 

Jun 7, 2022
Defending unborn babies and their moms from abortion is the most important mission in the world...but sometimes it can lead to some awkward moments. 

With abortion coming up in conversation more than ever as the Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe v. Wade, we need to be able to discuss it without shame. Sometimes that means being able to laugh at ourselves.

As we swing into summer, join us for this lighthearted episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, in which we share some of our most embarrassing experiences doing pro-life work. We'll cover:

  • The time Shawn found himself seated next to America's most notorious late-term abortionist on a flight;
  • Awkward public encounters with abortion supporters;
  • How Steve was featured on ESPN--for all the wrong reasons;
  • Much more!
May 31, 2022
Pride Month is here. Everything from clothing stores to breakfast cereal to children’s television programming is saturated with rainbow flags. The hottest trend in the LGBT movement is the T—transgender. There’s a full-court press to insist that men can be women, women can be men, and both women and men can have some other gender—or no gender at all.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss the transgender movement—and why it matters in the spiritual battle to end abortion.

May 24, 2022

Justice Amy Coney Barrett should be a feminist icon. She's one of the most powerful women in the world and the mother of seven children (two of whom are adopted and one who has special needs). 

But many self-proclaimed feminists hate her--all because she's about to allow states to protect vulnerable moms and babies from abortion. On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss:

  • Justice Barrett's Christian joy...and why it drives abortion supporters crazy;
  • The attacks on ACB's integrity--and why they don't hold up to scrutiny;
  • Why authentic feminism is pro-life.
May 17, 2022

The leak revealing that the Supreme Court has the votes to overturn Roe v. Wade has abortion supporters panicking. 

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we take a look at how the abortion industry's reaction exposes a movement that is not healthy...and not prepared for a post-Roe America

Join us for a breakdown of the craziest responses and what they mean for the future of abortion in America. 

May 5, 2022

We discuss whether pro-lifers can trust that the Supreme Court really will reverse Roe v. Wade and:

  • Quotations from Justice Alito's draft ruling, which doesn't just overturn Roe; it obliterates it;

  • How the upcoming decision catches Planned Parenthood completely unprepared...and why 40 Days for Life is ready for the state-by-state battle to end abortion;

  • Why the pro-abortion backlash will inevitably fade and pro-life momentum will grow.
May 3, 2022

Summer is coming. Whether you're heading to the beach, the mountains, or just the hammock in your backyard, summer is always better with a great book. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Matt Britton, and Steve Karlen review their favorite novels with pro-life messages. These aren't novels about abortion, euthanasia, or other life issues--just excellent books with messages that celebrate the goodness of life, whatever the circumstances. 

Apr 26, 2022

Dan Miller started leading Milwaukee, Wisconsin's 40 Days for Life campaign back in 2010. Since then, he and his team have saved 1,600 moms and babies from abortion...

...which has cost the local abortion provider more than $1 million in abortion revenue!

Dan joins us on this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast to discuss:

  • How a life-altering work accident led Dan to the sidewalk;
  • Why a million dollars is a LOW-end estimate for the Milwaukee team's impact defunding its local abortion provider
  • The change that doubled the number of saved babies in Milwaukee since June 2021
Apr 19, 2022

Are 40 Days for Life participants saving more babies because more women are seeking abortions? How can Planned Parenthood qualify for nonprofit status? How do you talk about abortion with your kids? Is The 40 Days for Life Podcast too polarizing?

On this episode, we answer real questions from real podcast listeners!

Apr 12, 2022

Abortion supporters sell abortion by promoting “choice.” It’s a much more marketable word than “abortion,” which makes everybody uncomfortable. But not all choices are good.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we take a look at the many eternally significant choices made on Good Friday—and how they relate to our lives and our efforts to end abortion today. 

Apr 5, 2022
Abortion advocates try to brand abortion as a “women’s rights” issue... ...but pro-abortion isn’t pro-woman. Abortion pits women against their own children. It tells women they need to destroy their most unique gift to be equal to men. And it leads to devastating physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual consequences.

There’s nothing more anti-woman than abortion. But if women don’t benefit from abortion…who does?

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we introduce you to the 7 types of people who are the big winners in abortion. 

Mar 29, 2022
Around the world and throughout history, pagans sacrifice their children to satiate their bloodthirsty gods. 

This isn’t true only in ancient, undeveloped societies. Our post-Christian culture sacrifices children to its own idols. 

Why do paganism and child sacrifice go hand-in-hand?

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we address that question--as well as:

  • The irony of modern progressives clinging to the most backward of ancient superstitions
  • Why only God’s chosen people can put a stop to the bloodshed
  • The one sacrifice that can reconcile humanity with God
Mar 22, 2022

40 Days for Life isn’t complicated. All you need to do is show up and pray in front of an abortion facility for an hour. Former abortion workers report--according to the abortion industry’s own internal data--that when somebody is out praying in front of an abortion facility, the no-show rate can go to as high as 75%.

There’s one step you can take to help push the number of saved lives as high as possible: reaching out to the abortion clients on the way into their appointments. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss Sidewalk Outreach and how you, yes you, can confidently and painlessly have The Most Important Conversation in the World.

Mar 15, 2022

St. Patrick went to a pagan land to bring the Gospel to a hostile people. He faced both rejection and harsh persecution. But he trusted in God, who used him to convert an entire country.  Pro-lifers can look to St. Patrick as a powerful example and inspiration in our efforts to bring the Gospel of Life to the neo-pagans of our post-Christian society. Our Lord's call to make disciples of all nations hasn't expired. And as the Western world runs away from God, we need to evangelize through our pro-life prayer and witness. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen discuss the life and mission of St. Patrick--and what it all means for pro-lifers 16 centuries later. 

Mar 8, 2022

Abby Johnson was Planned Parenthood's employee of the year before she became the world's most impactful pro-lifer. 

Her journey is one of stunning transformation--one made possible ONLY through God's immeasurable mercy. That's the topic of Abby's latest book, Fierce Mercy. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney interviews Abby about her first book since Unplanned became a surprise Hollywood box office blockbuster. In this powerful conversation, Shawn and Abby discuss:

  • The Bible verse that weighed on Abby's conscience after she witnessed an ultrasound-guided abortion

  • Abby's response to people who don't believe she is sorry for her Planned Parenthood career

  • A hilarious story about a meet-and-greet celebration Shawn held for Abby after she left Planned Parenthood (and the awkward photo of the occasion)

Tune in for that and much more on a very special edition of The 40 Days for Life Podcast.

Mar 1, 2022
Lent is here!

It's a time to draw closer to God through prayer and fasting. Self-denial offers a powerful opportunity to grow in holiness and to bear great spiritual fruit...

...but it's also possible to fast without actually developing yoru relationship with the Lord. On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen share 8 ways that you can waste your fast and ruin Lent!

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