Sunday, October 7, 2018

From 40 Days For Life: DAY 12: Meet Planned Parenthood's new president




With her tenure marred by scandal and controversy, it was no surprise when Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards departed the abortion giant earlier this year.
The more interesting question is why it took Planned Parenthood nearly a year to find somebody interested in replacing her.
In reality, Leana Wen--just like Cecile Richards and other abortion industry executives--is completely disconnected from the ordinary people who live and work in the communities where Planned Parenthood kills babies.
Those ordinary people are responsible for the local momentum and grassroots energy saving lives and closing abortion centers across the United States.

Flint, Michigan

A Planned Parenthood client in Flint told a 40 Days for Life prayer warrior that she changed her mind about getting an abortion before adding, "I'm still considering it...but by the grace of God, I won't go through with it."
The volunteer encouraged her to visit a local pregnancy center to get an ultrasound. The woman smiled, tearfully, before driving away.
Pray for this mother to remain resolute in her decision to give her child the gift of life!

Chicago, Illinois

When Susan, the leader of the Boulder, Colorado campaign, visited her son's family in Chicago, she decided to drop by the 40 Days for Life vigil. She was delighted to find more than 10 people praying in three different languages: English, Polish and Spanish!
"I thought of the story of the Tower of Babel," Susan said. "Because of man's desire to be God, they became divided by languages. Here I saw people in prayer, divided in languages, but joined by the desire to end [abortion]."

Dallas, Texas

Susan in Dallas reported an afternoon when multiple people driving by the vigil gave prayer warriors a "thumbs up" and called out "good job!" A worker from a nearby lab also walked over to thank volunteers for their presence.
The most emotional encounter involved a woman who told volunteers she hates to even go to the doctor's office because it's next door to Planned Parenthood.
"I miscarried two babies. I can't believe..." she said before trailing off, unable to finish her sentence. Before departing, she promised to pray.
My power is made perfect in weakness.
—2 Corinthians 12:9
Lord, during these forty days, we ask that with each day of this sacred vigil, everything in us that separates us from your perfect will would be pruned from our hearts and souls. In this blessed freedom may we experience a powerful anointing of your Holy Spirit.
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For life,
Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life 4112 E 29th St. Bryan, Texas 77802 United States (888) LIFE-316