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Jun 15, 2021

Nobody has created more headaches for Planned Parenthood than Live Action founder Lila Rose. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we talk with Lila about her new book, Fighting for Life, her first time going undercover at Planned Parenthood, growing in virtue, and much more. 

Jun 8, 2021

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we answer YOUR questions:

  • Do men have a voice when it comes to discussing abortion? 
  • How can you serve in the pro-life mission field without despairing over the tragedy of abortion?
  • Why did we laugh about Planned Parenthood's pro-abortion clergy?
  • Are 40 Days for Life campaigns more or less effective depending on whether your state is a "red state" or a "blue state"?

We answer these and many more questions!

And to equip yourself to answer questions when YOU are asked about your pro-life convictions, pre-order our new book, What to Say When: The Complete New Guide to Discussing Abortion. Get sample chapters and learn more by visiting 40daysforlife.com/whattosaywhen. 

Jun 1, 2021

After more than 48 years, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision (which legalized abortion in all 50 states) is poised to fall. 

The highest court in the land accepted a case concerning the constitutionality of a 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi. If five Supreme Court justices agree to uphold the Mississippi law, it will have profound ramifications for abortion laws in states across the country.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, 40 Days for Life General Counsel Matt Britton provides reasons for hope--and why he expects that Roe v. Wade's days are numbered. 

May 25, 2021

Rev. Kenneth Griepp and members of his church tirelessly serve abortion-bound mothers as sidewalk counselors in front of one of New York's busiest abortion facilities...

...and the Empire State's attorney general isn't happy about it. A year-long investigation failed to produce any evidence that sidewalk counsellors are breaking any laws. But New York's top prosecutor asked a federal court for an injunction banning sidewalk counseling anyway. Shockingly, a divided Second Court of Appeals recently made an initial ruling in favor of squashing pro-life free speech in front of the abortion facility. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, 40 Days for Life General Counsel Matt Britton joins us to break down a terrible judicial decision--but also why there's reason to believe it might not last long. 

May 18, 2021

Rep. Cori Bush recently delivered a gripping personal testimony to the House of Representatives Oversight Committee about substandard maternity care she received during pregnancy and delivery. 

The substance of her remarks was lost, however, when Rep. Bush called for high-quality care not just for mothers, but for "birthing persons," insinuating that there are men and members of other supposed genders capable of giving birth. 

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

  • What does the transgender agenda have to do with abortion? 
  • Why are Rep. Bush's remarks insulting to all mothers and all women? 
  • How does transgender rhetoric dehumanize unborn babies?
May 11, 2021

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we answer questions from YOU, the listeners. We'll discuss:

  • How can the abortion rate be declining when Planned Parenthood reports record numbers of abortions?

  • What is 40 Days for Life's position on the COVID vaccine?

  • How do you respond when people ask how many children you want?

  • How do big families go on vacation?

Do you have questions you'd like answered on an upcoming podcast? Send them to podcast@40daysforlife.com.

May 4, 2021

Planned Parenthood just announced the new members of its clergy advisory board. The board consists of pastors who promote abortion.

What kind of religious leaders endorse killing innocent children? 

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we break down:

  • Who are the members of Planned Parenthood's clergy advisory board--and are they actual believers?

  • What is Planned Parenthood hoping to accomplish with this board?

  • Is Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson going to be ousted after a month of stunning incompetence? 
Apr 27, 2021

Pro-lifers have known for decades that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a notorious racist.

Finally, the abortion industry admits it. Or did they?

A recent op-ed by Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson admits Sanger caused "harm" but doesn't acknowledge her as a racist.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we examine Sanger's record and why Planned Parenthood will have to do more than publish a wishy-washy op-ed to atone for its past and present assault on the dignity of racial minorities. 

Apr 20, 2021

Abortion advocates in Congress introduced a proposal to "pack" the Supreme Court last week.

But what does "packing the Court" mean? Why do Democrats want to add Supreme Court justices now? Is this the Court likely to be packed? And what does all of this mean for abortion-vulnerable babies? 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, 40 Days for Life General Counsel Matt Britton breaks down the abortion lobby's attempt to hijack the highest court in the land. 

Apr 13, 2021

With no help coming from the most pro-abortion government in U.S. history, record numbers of pro-lifers hit the streets this spring for the largest Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign ever!

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and former abortion provider Dr. Haywood Robinson discuss:

  • What drove unprecedented attendance at 40 Days for Life vigils
  • Why stunning results of the spring campaign provide hope amidst political chaos
  • Some of the most powerful stories of YOUR prayers saving lives at the last possible minute

Tune in and celebrate what the Lord is doing--against all odds!

Apr 6, 2021

Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year Mayra Rodriguez could no longer suppress her conscience. An abortion provider had left the head of an aborted unborn baby inside the mother's womb. 

When she spoke up, her colleagues planted drugs in her office to try to discredit her.

But Mayra fought back, winning a massive whistleblower lawsuit against her former employer. Since then, Mayra has become pro-life and is doing pro-life work around the world. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Mayra spills some of Planned Parenthood's ugliest secrets. 

Mar 30, 2021

The Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ form a singular event in human history. There has never been anything like it. And there never will be again.

Nevertheless, God continues to speak to His people through Holy Week. The drama, the lessons, the message, and even the people of Holy Week are as relevant to the human condition as ever before.

On this week’s episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we look at the strange cast of characters who appeared during our Lord’s passion and death—and what pro-life prayer warriors can learn from them.

Mar 23, 2021

Does legal abortion reduce the crime rate?

That's the argument made by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner in their bestselling book Freakonomics.

Levitt and Dubner argue that:

  1. The demographic most likely to have abortions--impoverished, inner-city minorities--is also the demographic most likely to commit crime.

  2. The crime rate dropped dramatically 20 years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in all 50 states.

The Freakonomics hypothesis asserts that the unwanted children who would have reached the prime of their criminal careers in the 1990s were instead aborted, resulting in a drop in crime.

It's an insane--and racist--theory, but one that has surprisingly been taken seriously by many abortion advocates. 

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we sink our teeth into the Freakonomics abortion-crime hypothesis and answer the question: Does legal abortion reduce crime?

Mar 16, 2021

For the majority of the last decade, Kevin Duffy helped develop Marie Stopes International's aggressive program to export abortion to Africa and Asia. Kevin played a big role in pushing abortion on developing countries across the Eastern Hemisphere. 

But then he had a change of heart. On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Kevin discusses:

  • How he justified working in the abortion industry--and his exodus from it
  • His advice for those still working in the abortion industry
  • The impact 40 Days for Life vigils make on abortion facilities and abortion workers
Mar 9, 2021

From Mr. Potato Head to Dr. Seuss, the world has politicized EVERYTHING!

On this week's episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we talk with award-winning journalist Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review about how prayer and contemplation keep politics in its proper place. Kathryn shares:

  • Why the self-described "political geek" whose favorite holiday was election day took a step back from the political realm to find peace in Christ

  • Where the abortion industry and the pro-life movement are headed in the post-Trump era

  • Why and where pro-lifers can find hope in the grassroots pro-life movement
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!

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