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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 29, 2019

It's hard to find Hollywood productions that don't denigrate life, family, and Christianity. But Unplanned is the unique movie that speaks the truth about our most deeply held values--while also appealing to a mainstream audience.

Shawn Carney, Sue Thayer, and Steve Karlen have screened the film, which comes out this spring. They'll review Unplanned  on this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast. They'll talk about what surprised them about the film. And Sue will discuss how Abby's experience in Unplanned compares with her experience directing a Planned Parenthood location for 17 years.

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Jan 22, 2019

Seeking to make abortion mainstream, a new movement of activists encourages women to "shout your abortion."

The result is a desperate campaign that awkwardly attempts to justify abortion using vulgar t-shirts, aggressive social media posts, and...a children's book? It gets strange quickly!

On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen take a look at the "Shout Your Abortion" movement, the pain that drives it, and the pro-life women who are speaking out about the pain abortion caused in their lives.

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Jan 15, 2019

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After 46 years of legal abortion, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans take to this streets the next two weeks to march in defense of pre-born moms and babies.

There's a lot at stake as abortion is the leading cause of death...both worldwide and in the United States.

Abortion takes the lives of at least 42 million innocent children every year worldwide. Some estimates suggest more as many as 56 million per year for a cumulative total in excess of two billion abortions total. That's more deaths than can be attributed to every war in human history--combined. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen take a look at the national and worldwide death toll. We also examine how--contrary to Planned Parenthood's rhetoric--contraception exacerbates the abortion epidemic.

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Jan 8, 2019

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Does praying in front of an abortion facility really make a difference? And if so, how, exactly, can silent prayer at an abortion center change hearts and minds? Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Sue Thayer discuss four ways your presence impacts the abortion center.

Sue also talks about how comments from pro-life friends, family members, and pastors helped foster her conversion from Planned Parenthood manager to pro-life prayer warrior. 

The four ways pro-life vigil participation saves lives

Pro-life prayer in front of abortion centers impacts:

  1. Abortion workers enjoy making the big money that Planned Parenthood pays its employees. But when pro-lifers are on site praying for an end to abortion, productivity plummets, and employees are forced to grapple with their consciences. 

  2. Abortion center clients also find their consciences touched by pro-life vigils. A lot of them--as many as 75 percent--don't show up for their appointments when vigil participants are present. 
     
  3. Passersby sometimes insult and heckle you...but when you're out--particularly in bad weather--they are forced to reconsider the judgments and stereotypes they have developed toward pro-lifer women and men. 

  4. Prayer volunteers like you almost unanimously report spiritual growth as they pray in front of an abortion facility. One volunteer even described his first 40 Days for Life campaign as similar to going on a 40-day spiritual retreat. 

Praying in public can cause us anxiety. But when we see the impact made when we confront our fears and pray in public, we realize we need not be afraid!

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Jan 1, 2019

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A new year means new opportunities. As we head into 2019, Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Robert Colquhoun share three ways you can make a difference by standing up for life in the new year!

Three ways to make it a pro-life 2019

  1. March for Life: 2019 gets off to a big start with America's largest annual pro-life gatherings: the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, and OneLife Los Angeles. Even if you can't make one of those events, march in defense of abortion-vulnerable women and their babies at one of the many state and local-level events. There is sure to be one near you!

  2. Join the March 6 to April 14 40 Days for Life Campaign: We're still finalizing the list of participating cities for one of the largest mobilizations of pro-lifers in history! You are needed to join the peaceful, constant pro-life prayer vigil in your community. Click here to find the location nearest you and commit to praying for an end to abortion this Lent!

  3. See Unplanned the opening weekend--March 22-24: The movie version of former Planned Parenthood employee of the year Abby Johnson's bestselling book hits theaters on March 22. A strong opening weekend will ensure that a worldwide audience learns the truth about Planned Parenthood and abortion.
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