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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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Mar 2, 2021

Planned Parenthood's annual report is out. As usual:

  • Abortions and transgender services are up
  • Prenatal services and adoption referrals are down
  • Government funding is up
  • Breast exams, well woman exams, pap tests are down

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we look at the 7 biggest trends from the annual report:

  1. Planned Parenthood has gone all-in on abortion
  2. Planned Parenthood is coming for your kids
  3. America's abortion empire has fully embraced "woke" culture
  4. The abortion industry is preying on pro-life cultures in developing nations
  5. Planned Parenthood is getting rich off COVID
  6. Big abortion thinks Roe v. Wade is toast
  7. Donors to Planned Parenthood are disappearing
Feb 23, 2021

We all know it's important to pray for abortion-bound moms, dads, and babies...

...but there are many others we should pray for too! On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we list 10 different people you should pray for during this spring's 40 Days for Life campaign. Some of the people on this list might surprise you!

Feb 16, 2021

Lent is here! But what does that mean?

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we'll discuss:

  • Why do we observe Lent--and is it just a Catholic thing?
  • How can we use this season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to draw closer to God?
  • Do we need to fast, or is almsgiving enough?
  • What does Lent have to do with ending abortion?
Feb 9, 2021

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, love is in the air at 40 Days for Life!

On this week's episode, you'll meet German vigil leader Tomislav and his new bride, Pamela, who brought 40 Days for Life to Colombia. 

In addition to hearing a good love story, you'll learn how Tomislav and Pamela are transforming their countries, saving lives and stopping the abortion industry in its tracks in two very different countries. 

Feb 2, 2021

Miscarriage and abortion both wound the hearts of mothers and fathers because both result in the loss of an unborn baby before birth. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss:

  • How the abortion industry shamelessly exploits miscarriage to sell even more abortions

  • 5 things NOT to say to a mother mourning a miscarried baby

  • Helpful ways to support a family suffering a miscarriage

Tune in for a sensitive conversation on a difficult and often hidden grief.

Jan 26, 2021

Jill Copeland suffered from secondary infertility for nearly a decade...and then she lost her father. 

But the God who makes "all things new" was about to heal Jill's broken heart with a story that will touch your heart.

Let Jill's beautiful story lift your spirits and rekindle your hope on this feel-good episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast

Jan 19, 2021

Two COVID vaccines have been approved--with more on the way.

The approved vaccines weren't made with cells derived from aborted babies...but they were tested using cells derived from aborted babies. 

Others in production were created using tainted cell lines, and some vaccines with no connection to abortion are also in the works. 

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we talk with theologian Dr. John Joy about whether pro-lifers can morally take COVID vaccines. 

It's a controversial issue--so tune in and brush up on your moral theology before you make a decision about getting vaccinated

Jan 12, 2021

Not even two weeks in, 2021 hasn't been any less difficult than 2020 was!

On top of endless political chaos, the abortion industry now has control of the presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives...

...so where do we go from here?

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Matt Britton, and Steve Karlen discuss:

  • What the new political landscape means for moms and unborn babies
  • Why we have no right to be discouraged or to despair in the face of difficulties
  • Reasons for hope in 2021

Tune in and get ready for a critical year!

Jan 5, 2021

Nobody was sad to say goodbye to 2020...

...and with a new year comes new opportunities to save lives and end abortion. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Sue Thayer, and Steve Karlen share 7 New Year's resolutions that EVERY pro-lifer can commit to in 2021!

Dec 22, 2020

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we break down 7 ways the Christmas story encapsulates what it means to be pro-life.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 15, 2020

Everybody loves Christmas. Even secular society sets the season aside to at least pay lip service to the birth of the King of Kings.

But while the world honors the goodness and innocence and purity of the Baby in the Manger, Planned Parenthood just can't help itself. 

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we break down 7 outrageous ways the abortion industry uses Christmas to promote abortion. 

From the gross to the pathetic, these 7 marketing pitches reveal Planned Parenthood's true colors...and why pro-lifers are winning. 

Dec 8, 2020

Things looked bleak for the pro-life movement in December of 2008. The most pro-abortion president in history was about to take office after running on a promise to wipe out all federal, state, and local abortion restrictions.

The University of Wisconsin decided to exploit the situation by secretly plotting to open up a late-term abortion center on the UW campus. But God had other plans. 

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney interviews Steve Karlen about his new book, This is When We Begin to Fight, which describes:

  • How God used a grassroots band of pro-lifers to battle the most powerful institution in the State of Wisconsin

  • Why miscarriage matters in the battle to protect children from abortion

  • Steve's baffling discussion with a pro-abortion shock jock at 5 o'clock in the morning

Tune in, and then order Steve's book at 40DaysforLifeGear.com or on Amazon. 

Dec 1, 2020

Adam Smith Connor grew up completely secular. He participated in the abortion of his own child. And he worked in a hospital-based abortion unit.

But God wasn't through with him yet!

After a dramatic conversion, Adam became a 40 Days for Life campaign in the UK. Hear Adam's powerful testimony on this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast. 

Nov 24, 2020

It's been a difficult  year...

...but that doesn't mean there isn't a great deal to be thankful for. On this light-hearted episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss:

  • Why the Brits don't celebrate Thanksgiving
  • The merits of deep-fried turkey and Wiffle ball
  • The many saved lives, converted workers, closed abortion facilities, and other reasons to give thanks--even amidst the most chaotic year in recent memory!
Nov 17, 2020

Most people these days don't seem to care much about truth. But that doesn't mean we can't provide effective witness to the dignity of human life. 

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we share seven ways to share the Gospel of Life with a culture that rejects truth.

Nov 10, 2020

The presidential election is over and...still nobody knows what is going on in the nation's capital.

The election is still too close to call in numerous states while attorneys prepare for recounts, recanvassing, and myriad claims of election fraud. Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden have declared victory. Meanwhile, we won't know which party retains control of the Senate for two more months!

But there's a lot we do know. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss what's going on in Washington, D.C. and what it means for abortion-vulnerable babies over the next four years. 

Oct 30, 2020

In case you haven't noticed, there's a big election coming up. 

On this special bonus episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss the election, what it means for the pro-life landscape, and what to watch for as election returns come in Tuesday night. 

Oct 27, 2020

God is on the move...

...and so are we. Shawn Carney, Sue Thayer, and Dr. Haywood Robinson have been on the road visiting 40 Days for Life vigils from coast-to-coast. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn, Sue and Haywood discuss the highlights of the fall 2020 campaign, including:

  • The experience of holding babies saved from abortion by 40 Days for Life vigils
  • Former abortion workers who are now pro-life--and even praying on the front lines at abortion facilities 
  • Courageous vigil participants standing vigil just miles away from the California wildfires

It's been an exciting campaign. Tune in and learn all about the blessings God is pouring out!

Oct 20, 2020

When Ruth Robert signed up to lead the first 40 Days for Life vigil in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she was warned she'd be persecuted.

"What are they going to do?" Ruth asked. "Kill me?"

The question wasn't rhetorical. Ruth grew up in Saudi Arabia, risking her life to practice her Christian faith. The prospect of social ostracization wasn't going to keep her from standing up for unborn children. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney and Ruth Robert discuss:

  • The fortitude required to live out the Christian faith amidst the threat of violent persecution

  • How she experienced culture shock of returning to the West where Christians can live out their faith...but choose not to

  • How God led Ruth to take on a 40 Days for Life campaign in a thoroughly secular city--and succeeded!
Oct 13, 2020

It's no secret that 2020 has been a year of social turmoil. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Robert Colquhoun discuss 4 responses to injustice

They'll break down:

  • What is justice anyway?
  • What are four responses to injustice?
  • Which approaches to injustice are helpful, which approaches aren't, and which approaches actually make injustice worse?

A great way to fight injustice is to sign up for the 40 Days for Life vigil nearest you by visiting 40daysforlife.com/location. 

Oct 6, 2020

America is at a crossroads. As we continue the largest 40 Days for Life vigil in history this September 23 - November 1, there's a lot on the line. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney and Steve Karlen discuss 8 things at stake this fall. Tune in, and then visit 40daysforlife.com/location to find your location and sign up to pray at the 40 Days for Life vigil nearest you. 

Sep 29, 2020

The pick is in! President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life General Counsel Matt Britton, and Steve Karlen discuss:

  • Who is Amy Coney Barrett?
  • Will she be approved by the Senate?
  • How will pro-abortion politicians try to derail the nomination?
  • What does Barrett's nomination mean for the future of Roe v. Wade?
Sep 22, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this weekend at the age of 87. With the Presidential Election just six weeks away, will President Trump have time to fill the seat? 

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, 40 Days for Life President and CEO Shawn Carney, General Counsel Matt Britton, and Campaign Director Steve Karlen address:

  • How the "Notorious RBG" became an icon--for all the wrong reasons
  • Whether it's too soon to talk politics after Bader Ginsburg's passing
  • Who President Trump is considering to fill the opening on the nation's highest court--and the obstacles in his way
Sep 15, 2020

Pro-lifers everywhere know that the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion in all 50 states...

...but did you know the case was riddled with intrigue, alliances, wheeling, and dealing? In the upcoming film, Roe v. Wade, writer, director, and actor Nick Loeb shines a light on the decision that ushered in the worst human rights crisis in history. After the breakout box office success of Gosnell and Unplanned, Roe v. Wade is poised to become the latest Hollywood blockbuster to bring the truth about abortion to the big screen. 

We talk with Nick Loeb about how he made the film, why he made the film, and what he hopes the Roe v. Wade movie will accomplish. 

Sep 8, 2020

"I want to pray for an end to abortion--but how do I pray for an hour (or more!) straight? Won't I run out of prayers?"

It's a common question...but in his Letter to the Thessalonians, Paul exhorts us to "Pray without ceasing." On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Steve Karlen, Sue Thayer, and Dr. Haywood Robinson provide six ideas for prayer during your prayer shifts at the September 23 - November 1 40 Days for Life vigil:

  1. Formal prayers: The Lord taught us the Our Father, but there are many other rote prayers you can use--and parse--when you speak with God.
  2. Songs, Psalms, and hymns! It's been said that when you sing, you pray twice. 
  3. Scripture: God speaks to us through His Word. 
  4. Spontaneous prayers: Have a heart-to-heart with the Lord.
  5. Silence: Prayer isn't just talking with God. It's listening to Him too!
  6. Specific prayers for specific intentions: Pray for the woman who just walked into the abortion facility; for workers, volunteers and supporters of the abortion facility; or for a loved one who is post-abortive.

We also discuss how pro-lifers from different faith traditions can unite--without abandoning their own prayer style. 

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