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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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Sep 27, 2022

Are you ready for the first post-Roe v. Wade 40 Days for Life campaign? While the Dobbs decision was a historic victory for abortion-vulnerable moms and babies, there’s still a lot of work to be done before abortion ends for good.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss what’s different about 40 Days for Life in the new post-Roe world!

We also recap some highlights--and lowlights--of the March for Life UK.

Sep 20, 2022

Bad, selfish men benefit the most from abortion…but many good men have lost children to abortions they never wanted because our culture and our laws deny fathers a voice on the topic. On this podcast, we discuss the hidden victims of abortion--the men powerless to save their children from abortion.

We cover:

  • The legal schizophrenia that grants fathers no rights during pregnancy...but responsibility after delivery;
  • Why men's suffering--and road to healing--in the wake of an abortion is different from women's;
  • How abortion makes men worse;
  • What men can do to address abortion.
Sep 13, 2022

40 Days for Life participants aren't the only Americans launching their first post-Roe campaign. Planned Parenthood and its allies are attempting to scare the public into embracing abortion.

Attack ads across the country warn about "EXTREMISTS" who oppose abortion even in the first trimester and even in the case of rape or incest. But on this podcast, we look at what the abortion industry says about abortion so you can decide who the real extremists are.

Sep 6, 2022

Is contraception a "blessing" that prevents the "need" for abortion...or just another poisonous fruit of the sexual revolution?

On Season 5, Episode 18 of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, "Contraception: the Elephant in the Room," we provided a comprehensive explanation of why pro-lifers should say “no” to contraception.

That podcast inspired one listener and her fiancé to reconsider society's nearly universal acceptance of birth control and to embrace openness to life in their marriage. On this episode, Hannah Morales shares:

The blessings that being open to life brought to her marriage--and to her relationship with Christ;
How studying Scripture and church history cemented her conviction that contraception isn't part of God's plan for marriage and family;  
Her advice for other young engaged and married couples nervous about entrusting their fertility to the Lord.
Rejecting contraception is countercultural, but Hannah's courageous testimony shows why it's a pathway to joy and intimacy.

Aug 30, 2022

While individual states continue to sort out the immediate implications of the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, pro-lifers need to keep the long view in mind. In particular, how will the fall of Roe impact the future of medicine? How will the law change--nationally and in the states? And how will the political realm--which has been dominated by abortion for 50 years--be impacted?

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we'll answer those questions as we address:

  • Does overturning Roe mean that Democrats can be pro-life? Will it lead to more Republicans supporting abortion?
  • What does the so-called life-of-the-mother exception mean--and how will it be handled by the law?
  • Can doctors give Texas moms abortion pills?
  • Will ending Roe will lead to civil war?
Aug 23, 2022

The overturning of Roe v. Wade is a gamechanger, allowing states to protect unborn children—and to send a message to the rest of the world that real progress means recognizing that human rights begin at conception.

But Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization didn’t take place in a vacuum. It’s just the latest in a series of major developments over the last 50 years that have established the pro-life movement as squarely on the right side of history. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we’ll discuss this—and four more watershed victories on the road toward ending abortion once and for all.

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. 

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