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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 28, 2018

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:22] The joy of realizing the zeal of younger pro-life advocates
  • [3:08] The 40 Days for Life College scholarship
  • [4:25] An 18 year old pro-life leader who is doing amazing things
  • [7:30] The teens in Wisconsin who decided to do hard things
  • [10:10] The tenacity of a 19-year old when her campaign hit roadblocks in Georgia
  • [13:02] How this pro-life generation is not doing wasting their college days
  • [14:30] Eva’s story: launching the Lansing, MI 40 Days for Life campaign
  • [19:44] The pro-life generation in Nigeria is making a difference as well

Many in today’s younger generation - teens and college students - are calling THEMSELVES the Pro-life Generation. That’s because more and more teens and university students are becoming aware of the devastating horror of abortion and are taking action to make their lives count by saving the lives of the unborn. In this episode of The 40 Days For Life Podcast you will hear many stories of how people as young as middle school and high school students are making a difference, saving lives, and influencing entire communities to the point that abortion clinics are shutting their doors. This episode is packed with inspiring stories, so be sure you listen.

A 40 Days For Life Campaign Led By An 18-Year-Old

At times it can be hard to find willing volunteers who will stand up to the abuse and persecution that may come from organizing and leading a 40 Day For Life campaign in a local community. That’s what makes one example on today's podcast so extraordinary. An 18- year old, not even old enough to drive has taken up the mantle of leadership in Memphis, TN, leading that community’s 40 Days For Life campaign with incredible effectiveness. Listen to hear how this one teen led a group of amazing volunteers in an effort that successfully shut down the local Planned Parenthood clinic through consistent, loving, peaceful demonstration outside its doors.

The Pro-life Generation Is Ready To Do Hard Things - And Is Making A Difference

Many of the members of this self-proclaimed “pro-life generation” have cited a book, “Do Hard Things” as one of the reasons they’ve decided to step into the battle to save unborn lives. They realized something that is true for all of us - we MUST step into the gap to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. It will require difficulty and strain. It will require us to get out of our comfort zones. But the fulfillment that comes from saving lives is one of the most rewarding things any human being can experience. Listen to this episode to learn how teens and college students are making an incredible difference in the lives of expectant mothers and their unborn children.

A Pro-Life Teen Whose Mother Was Encouraged To Abort Her

Now and then we get to hear stories that amaze and inspire all at the same time. On this episode, we hear of a woman who was told by her doctor that the child in her womb would surely die because her amniotic fluid was leaking. The recommended course of action: an abortion. But this brave pro-life mother told her doctor that as long as there was a heartbeat, there was still hope. Today, the baby she chose to carry is the 19-year old leader of her local 40 Days For Life campaign, a living reminder of the lives that are being saved by this crucial work. Learn how you can be a part of making a difference that is just as significant, on this episode.

The Pro-Life Generation Is Making A Difference Worldwide

Many countries across the globe have laws on the books that make abortion illegal. But that doesn’t mean unborn lives are safe in those countries. In Nigeria, abortion is rampant, especially among the teen population of that 3rd world country, even though it is illegal to perform an abortion. Teens and young adults in Nigeria are rising up, reaching out to their peers and pointing them toward a better way. Listen to this episode to learn how teens in Nigeria are joining the 40 Days For Life cause to save the lives of unborn children in their mother country.

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Aug 21, 2018

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:07] Myth-busting common women’s health care arguments
  • [4:35] The scientific data about women’s health care and abortion (Mexico City study)
  • [6:06] How to respond if someone tells you, “Abortion is health care”
  • [7:37] The truth about women’s health outcomes when abortion is in place
  • [11:50] The facts behind deceitful abortion industry statistics
  • [18:24] Articles and research on what’s really happening relating to abortion risks
  • [20:12] The hope that changes in civil legislation will demonstrate the truth over time
  • [25:31] Legal abortion does not change the conditions of poor people

One of the common tactics of those on the Pro-Choice side of the abortion debate is to insist that abortion is an issue of healthcare for women. Statistics are often quoted in support of the contention. Case-studies are cited. But the truth is it’s all a colossal hoax - abortion does NOT improve the health of women in any way. On this episode, the 40 Days For Life team discusses the fake facts behind the abortion industry’s claim that abortion is a healthcare issue and explains why the exact opposite is almost always the case. If you’d like to know how to respond to abortion proponents when they appeal to these false statistics, this episode will be very helpful.

FACT: Abortion is not healthcare for women

It sounds reasonable on the surface to say that abortion is an issue relating to women’s healthcare. Afterall, abortions are a medical procedure performed on a woman’s body. But that’s the only similarity to beneficial healthcare practices that exists. Healthcare by definition is to care for and promote the normal state of health in a living organism. Abortion is the opposite - it disrupts the health of the baby in question and often puts the mother’s life at greater risk. Find out why abortion is not healthcare and how you can respond when someone insists that it is, on this episode.

The statistics used by abortion proponents are flat out lies

One of the most influential and dominant forces in the Pro-Choice movement at its inception was Dr. Bernard Nathanson. He served as the Director of the Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health (a pro-abortion facility) during the early 70s. But Dr. Nathanson became increasingly uncomfortable with his role in the Pro-Choice movement - and as a result, began to tell the truth. In his book, “Aborting America” he confesses that most of the statistics cited by the Pro-Choice movement in support of abortion were entirely fabricated. Yet, those fake statistics are still cited by abortion proponents to this day. You can learn the truth that will set many women and their babies free from the deceit of the abortion industry, on this episode of 40 Days For Life.

Mental health issues for women increase when abortion is legal

It’s often argued by abortion advocates that the trauma of an unwanted pregnancy can cause extreme mental health issues for women who are not allowed to secure an abortion. But the facts show a different reality altogether. Research shows that even more women tend to have mental health problems relating to a legally procured abortion than do when abortion is illegal. This is one example of how the truth is out there, in spite of the lies abortion advocates continue to repeat. Our hope is that with enough exposure and education, the American public will realize that the abortion industry has been lying for decades and stop the horrendous practice of abortion for good.

Government regulations don’t help to improve conditions when abortion is legal

A powerful scare tactic the abortion industry uses is to say that “back alley” abortions cause a great deal of physical harm to women. While there's no doubt about the truth of that statement on its surface, it's used to say that if abortion is legal, the risk of such illegal abortions will be mitigated and women’s lives will be saved. The facts tell a different story. It’s been made very clear that government regulations that allow for abortion do not improve the quality of care women receive in abortion facilities or decrease risks to women’s health. It’s simply not true. Find out how to answer those who continue to spew untrue stats in favor of abortion, on this episode.

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Aug 14, 2018

Mobilizing A Nation To Fight Abortion In Colombia, South America - PODCAST #134

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [1:19] Colombia, South America: An amazing pro life need
  • [4:38] The dark business of abortion in Bogota, Colombia
  • [8:10] 40 Days For Life begins in Bogota and how the Pro Life movement has grown
  • [11:05] God’s hand in using 40 Days For Life to mobilizing the country of Colombia
  • [13:10] Will abortion laws become more relaxed in Colombia in the future?
  • [18:21] How baby showers are being used to combat feminist opposition
  • [22:57] Support and interaction with Protestant and Catholic churches

Abortion is an international issue, a crisis that touches cultures and people groups all over the globe. This episode features the efforts being made to fight abortion in Colombia, South America. In this episode, Robert Colquhoun and Katharine O’Brien speak with Pamela Delgado, a 40 Days For Life volunteer in Bogota who has spearheaded the efforts to fight the prolific and devastating effects of abortion in Colombia.

Becoming Aware of the Spectre of Abortion in Colombia

It was 2015 when Katharine O’Brien first visited Bogota, Colombia on a mission trip. She loved the people, the culture, and the beauty she encountered. One thing she didn’t expect to see was the pervasive influence of abortion in the capital city. One neighborhood in particular, was littered with over 70 abortion clinics, which broke her heart. She knew something had to be done. In this conversation, you’ll hear how 40 Days For Life campaigns are now active all over the city and how the local community is being mobilized.

Organizing Vigils and Creating Awareness In the Community

Colombian 40 Days For Life Director, Pamela Delgado points out how the majority of people in the country of Colombia are Catholic, which makes it all the more surprising that abortion in Colombia is so prevalent. Before she became aware of the widespread problem of abortion in her country she thought the people would be pro-life. But much to her surprise, many of the women in the capital city of Bogota were victims of the abortion industry already - and the abortion proponents were very active in seducing college-age women into their facilities. God’s Spirit began to stir her to prayer and then to action as she became the first 40 Days For Life Director for Colombia.

The Opposition of Pro-Abortion Forces in Colombia is Aggressive and Real

In this conversation, Pamela describes how feminist and pro-abortion groups have stood against the 40 Days For Life efforts she’s been leading. The outlandish and aggressive tactics they’ve employed show how desperate they are to hold on to the financial lifeline abortion is for them. In this conversation, Pamela describes the types of things pro-abortion supporters have done to come against the vigils she leads and how God has overcome every attempt to thwart their efforts. It’s an encouraging story you won’t want to miss. Listen now!

Baby Showers Express Support and Hope For Mothers Considering Abortion

The 40 Days For Life team in Bogota has found that many of the women who choose to terminate their pregnancies do so because they feel alone and without support. To combat those feelings and to demonstrate that these young mothers will not be alone, the team has hosted many baby showers for special moms who choose not to end their pregnancies. These baby showers show that there is a better alternative than abortion and celebrate the miracle of life that is happening in the wombs of these precious young women. Pamela Delgado explains the impact the baby showers are having in more detail, on this episode.

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Aug 7, 2018

Topics We Cover On This Episode

  • [3:50] Jim Ball: Leader of the Green Bay, Wisconsin 40DFL campaign
  • [5:02] The first 24/7 vigil that happened in Green Bay - before Jim got involved
  • [6:45] What’s the point of having a vigil when an abortion facility is closed?
  • [8:23] How 24/7 vigils put pressure on those in charge of abortion facilities
  • [13:39] The type of men who work the overnight shifts in the 24/7 vigils
  • [15:55] The practical challenges of overcoming weather conditions in Green Bay
  • [22:01] How to expand from smaller vigils to 24 hour vigils
  • [27:00] Has Shawn really welched on the bet that Jim won?

In the fight to end abortion many innovative approaches are being taken - but what’s happened in Green Bay, Wisconsin is one of the most powerful yet. Jim Ball has been actively leading groups of men and women in 24/7 vigils outside abortion facilities to pray and provide a hopeful presence in the darkness of the abortion culture. In this conversation, Jim shares stories and stats about how these 24-hour 40 DFL campaigns are impacting those involved and the communities they serve.

What’s the point of being at an abortion facility when it’s closed at night?

Jim Ball leads a group of men in Green Bay, Wisconsin who call themselves “Silent No More.” Their name comes from the belief that men have been silent about abortion for far too long and that as part of their God-given role as protectors of women, men need to rise up to see it done. It’s this group of men who take the night shifts in the Green Bay 40DFL 24-hour vigils. No matter the weather or obstacles these men spend their time praying and demonstrating solidarity against the abortion industry. In this conversation, Jim shares the impact the 24/7 team in Green Bay has had. It’s super encouraging so don’t miss it.

24/7 vigils put pressure on those in charge of abortion facilities

The sacrifice and commitment required to pull off a 24/7 vigil for a period of 40 days is part of what motivates those in charge of abortion facilities to leave communities. The vigils draw public attention to the issue and enable the hidden side of what happens inside the facilities to be dragged into the light for everyone to see. It’s that kind of exposure that causes those running abortion facilities to cave to the pressure over time. Green Bay’s abortion industry has been effectively shut down by this kind of pressure and Jim Ball says he’s been told that the 24/7 vigils played a huge part in that happening. You can hear the encouraging stories of what has happened in Green Bay and learn how you can take steps to see the same things happen in your community, on this episode.

Weather is not allowed to be an obstacle to ending abortion

There are few places in the world with winters harsher than Green Bay, Wisconsin. Can you imagine the dedication and sacrifice required to walk a vigil at 3 AM - in Green Bay - in a blizzard? That’s the experience many of the men involved in the Green Bay 40DFL campaign have had and not one of them regrets it. Though the conditions are harsh and the nights can be long, they are committed to the end of abortion - and have effectively seen it come about in Green Bay, in part through their sacrifice. Listen to hear how 24/7 vigils accomplished the end of abortion in Green Bay, on this episode.

It’s in sacrifice that true joy is found

Jim Ball notes that there is a lot of talk in our society about suffering - but he feels there should also be a light shining on the power of sacrifice. It’s in sacrificing for the sake of others that we find joy - not necessarily in a “feel good” way while we are making the sacrifice, but from the satisfaction we feel when we see the blessing our sacrifice has been in the lives of others. That’s when the sacrifice is seen for what it is - a loving act that has brought life and joy to another human being. Jim explains how the 24/7 vigils in the Green Bay 40DFL campaign have provided that kind of joy for its participants, on this episode.

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