40 Days for Life in Louisiana

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After 44 years of legal abortion-on-demand in our nation, we must unite in our local communities, and across the nation, for an end to abortion. Stand with us this fall to protect women and unborn children from abortion through inter-denominational prayer, peaceful vigil, and community activism.

2017 Campaign Dates: Sept. 27 through Nov. 5.

Events are held in New Orleans, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge. Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.

Some of the blessings that 40 Days for Life has brought internationally:

  • Reports document 13,305 children and women spared the pain of abortion
  • 154 abortion workers have quit their jobs and walked away from the abortion industry
  • 86 abortion facilities completely shut down following local 40 Days for Life campaigns
  • Thousands of women and men have been spared from the tragic effects of abortion, including a lifetime of regrets
  • 4,876 campaigns have taken place in 715 cities and 44 countries
  • More than 750,000 individuals have joined together in an historic display of unity to pray and fast for an end to abortion
  • 19,000 church congregations have participated in the 40 Days for Life campaigns
  • Thousands of news stories have been featured in newspapers, magazines, radio shows and TV programs from coast to coast ... and overseas
  • Many people with past abortion experiences have stepped forward to begin post-abortion healing and recovery

  • And that's only the effects we know of...

40 Days for Life: Life-Saving

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As for life-saving, take this story from New Orleans. Early one morning, a heroic 40 Days for Life member was present on the sidewalk and had the opportunity to speak with a young woman going into the abortion facility. He gently spoke with her for a few moments about her other options, but she abruptly ended the conversation. After he left the sidewalk and continued on with his day, the woman approached another pro-lifer on the sidewalk and said, "I just wanted to tell you that I am keeping my baby. Please tell the man who spoke to me earlier thank you for his words."

What a story! Just because this man was there witnessing to life and had the courage to speak with this woman, the life of an unborn child was saved, and the woman was spared years of regret. Though the conversation did not seem successful, the seeds he planted saved a life. Doesn't sound too complicated, does it?

40 Days for Life: Transformative

Any pro-lifers knows that the first time coming to pray in front of an abortion facility is a powerful experience. One woman in Shreveport who came out for the first time during this campaign described her experience as "transformative". One church in New Orleans that adopted a whole day at the vigil for the first time also told us the event was eye-opening. Along with many other individuals, churches, and groups, this woman and this church will now be much more involved in protecting life than before! Who knows how many lives will be saved by their witness!

Related Links

Former Planned Parenthood director and employee of the year Abby Johnson tells her story of seeing an ultrasound-guided abortion and how that experience changed her life, along with the impact of 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers outside her workplace.