Thursday, October 5, 2017

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 9: Pro-abortion universities


The pro-life movement gets younger -- and bigger -- by the day.
But that doesn't make being a pro-life college student any easier. They pay their tuition ... they defend science, reason and their faith ... and they are often mocked by the pro-abortion elitists who run too many of our universities.
Every day, campuses get more disconnected from reality. While some groups are offered a "safe space," pro-life students are not. But that's okay. They don't want or need one. They courageously stand up for the unborn anyway.
Today we are featuring young people ... and announcing the new $4040 Scholarship for college students involved in the pro-life movement!
Click the image below to see the scholarship announcement video ...

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A generous donor provided funding for this scholarship in memory of his daughter, who was a friend of mine who participated in the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign.
The first scholarship will be awarded in January at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco.
Applications for the scholarship are now open – but only through the 40 Days for Life app.


Marietta, Georgia

Ever since 40 Days for Life started, it has encouraged young people to get involved – even at leadership levels. We're seeing that again during this campaign in Marietta, with Rachel Guy – the 19-year-old local coordinator (third from left in the photo above).
Katharine O'Brien, 40 Days for Life’s youth and Hispanic outreach coordinator (second from left), visited the Marietta campaign and found volunteers that are quite impressed with Rachel’s efforts.
The Marietta team says Rachel's enthusiasm has inspired many new volunteers to pray at the vigil, as she is convinced in her heart that God can use their prayers to see that the abortion center closes.
One volunteer said if Rachel "is this energized about ending abortion, then we all need to be."

Dallas, Texas

The Dallas 40 Days for Life campaign has always had a high level of youth participation, often with entire schools coming out to the sidewalk to pray for an end to abortion.
The local leaders in Dallas offered "a big shout out" to the Highlands School for going out for an hour of prayer at the abortion facility that's the site of the 40 Days for Life vigil.
There's more good news from Dallas. On the first day of the campaign, volunteers met a woman who thanked them for being there – not only on that day, but on the day five years ago that she arrived for an abortion.
She saw people praying on the sidewalk … but still went inside the abortion center. But it was in the waiting room that God touched her heart and she decided to leave.
Today, she says that choosing life for her son was the best decision she's ever made.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and saving grace in Christ Jesus. Help us to realize every day the great blessing we have in our Savior. I pray that we will rise every morning with excitement and zeal, looking forward to walking another day in your footsteps fully knowing that you continue to dwell among us.
See today's full devotional

For life,
Shawn D. Carney
President, 40 Days for Life

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