Abortion…and the week that changed the world–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 16

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The largest-ever Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign is complete. We know of hundreds of babies are alive and well today because of YOUR prayers, fasting, and peaceful vigil.

Now the Christian world enters Holy Week–the week that changed the world. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen discuss the fruits of the campaign, the special significance Holy Week has for pro-lifers, the Good Friday miracle in Milwaukee, and where we go from here.

Holy Week changed the world--and it has special significance for pro-lifers. We discuss God's blessings on the now-completed #40daysforlife campaign, Holy Week and more on the #40daysforlife podcast. #prayforlife #prolife #abortion Click To Tweet

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How UNPLANNED is already saving lives–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 15

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For months, the pro-life world has been preparing for the release of the Unplanned film.

Now we are beginning to see the fruits of the film. Not only do we have reports of hearts and minds changed coming in from coast to coast, but we also have reports of babies saved from abortion–because of the film!

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Sue Thayer, and Steve Karlen discuss the film’s surprisingly strong performance and stories of the impact it’s making.

The #Unplanned film stunned Hollywood at the box office! We discuss the movie, its impact, and even confirmed lives saved from he film on the #40daysforlife podcast. #prayforlife #prolife #abortion Click To Tweet

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Unplanned Official Websitehttps://www.unplannedfilm.com/

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Is abortion just another social justice issue?–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 14

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Is abortion just another justice issue? And what does it mean to be pro-life? Can you consider yourself pro-life if your efforts to end abortion aren’t linked with activism on climate change, immigration, poverty, and a host of other social concerns?

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Steve Karlen, Robert Colquhoun, and Sue Thayer discuss seven reasons why the pro-life movement is RIGHT to focus on ending abortion:

  1. It’s impossible to effectively engage all social issues at once. And, in fact, most pro-lifers are actively involved in serving the needy in their communities in other ways.
  2. Abortion is the world’s leading cause of death, which makes it the most important human rights issue in history.
  3. No other social issues matter…unless you’re allowed to be born. 
  4. Abortion kills an innocent human being and is inherently evil. Most other issues don’t involve an intrinsic evil. They simply involve debates and disagreements about the most effective solutions to particular social problems.
  5. Jesus said the poor will always be with us–not that the killing of children will always be with us. While ALL Christians have a duty to care for the poor, we can’t wait for poverty to end before we end the killing of children.
  6. Preventing abortion does address a wide variety of social ills. After all, abortion is linked to poverty, substance abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, addiction, mental health problems, and more.
  7. You can do something about abortion where you live. With some social issues, we can only make an impact indirectly, often through politicians. Sometimes the temptation to serve “humanity” as an abstraction, distracts us from serving actual human beings. At a 40 Days for Life vigil, you can end abortion by serving abortion-vulnerable moms and babies one at a time in your community.
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The UNPLANNED film is here!–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 13

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This is the week! The long-awaited Unplanned film is out this week.

On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Sue Thayer, and Steve Karlen discuss the upcoming film, the “R” rating it received from the Motion Picture Association of America, and what this movement means for the landscape of the pro-life world.

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Unplanned Official Websitehttps://www.unplannedfilm.com/

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What abortion-vulnerable women really want–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 12

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Nobody wants to have an abortion. And nobody really denies that nobody wants to have an abortion.

A recent survey shares what many post-abortive women wanted and needed instead of an abortion. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discuss how the support resources the women wanted already exist–and how pro-lifers can connect abortion-minded women with those resources before it’s too late.

A new survey reveals what post-abortive #women wanted INSTEAD of #abortion. We talk about that survey and more on the #40daysforlife podcast. #prayforlife Click To Tweet

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Survey asks women what they needed instead of abortion: https://angelusnews.com/news/catholic-news-agency/survey-asks-women-what-they-needed-instead-of-abortion

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The abortion industry’s push to legalize infanticide with abortion survivor Melissa Ohden–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 11

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Last month, the United States Senate blocked a bill that would prohibit the killing of children who survive failed abortions.

You read that correctly. Abortion-on-demand all nine months of pregnancy isn’t enough for the abortion industry, which is now clamoring for the right to kill children even after birth.

Standing in Planned Parenthood’s way are abortion survivors like Melissa Ohden. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney and Sue Thayer talk with Melissa about:

  • Why the abortion industry is so terrified of abortion survivors that it denies their very existence
  • The medical professionals who left Melissa alone to die after her birth–and the nurse who saved her life
  • Sue teaching high school sex ed to Melissa and her husband back when Sue worked at Planned Parenthood
  • Melissa lobbying the U.S. Senate and meeting with President Trump
Planned Parenthood pretends that children aren't left to die after attempted abortions. #Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden is living proof otherwise. We discuss Melissa’s miraculous life and the push for #infanticide on the… Click To Tweet

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Uncle Screwtape’s 7 steps to a useless 40 Days for Life campaign–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 10

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One of the great Christian books of the 20th century is C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. Written from the vantage point of a demon trying to lure his “patient” away from the one true God, the book teaches us about our relationship with God by looking at the ways demons tempt human beings.

In the spirit of The Screwtape Letters, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen count down the top seven ways to ruin your 40 Days for Life campaign.

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Inside the numbers: Planned Parenthood’s annual report–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 8

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Planned Parenthood’s annual report is out.

During the 2016-17 fiscal year, abortions are up, taxpayer funding is up, total revenue is up, and other services provided decreased.

On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Sue Thayer, and Steve Karlen discuss:

  • the congressional failure to defund Planned Parenthood and its role in Planned Parenthood performing MORE abortions in 2016-17
  • how the abortion giant has become more brazen in advertising its provision of abortion
  • what, exactly, constitutes an “adoption referral” at Planned Parenthood
  • which legitimate health care services were reduced as the number of abortions performed went up

Former Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer also discusses how most hospitals won’t even accept most referrals from Planned Parenthood!

Planned Parenthood's annual report shows that abortions and taxpayer funding are up; other services are down. Go inside the numbers on the #40DaysforLife Podcast. #prolife #prayforlife #abortion Click To Tweet

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Infanticide in Old Dominion–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 7

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On last week’s episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, we discussed New York’s new law, which legalized abortion up to birth in the Empire State (while also allowing non-physicians to perform abortions and removing protections for children born alive after surviving abortions).

The very next week, legislators in Virginia presented a similar bill. Delegate Kathy Tran testified that her bill would allow abortion even as a mother is beginning to deliver her child.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, disgraced Gov. Ralph Northam then conducted a radio interview where he suggested that under the proposed law, children who are born alive would be either killed or left to die depending on the mother’s wishes. Killing a child at any point after conception is a crime against humanity. But the attempt to introduce post-birth infanticide marks a new low.

On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Matt Britton–a four-time elected Virginia prosecutor–discuss:

  • how the proposed legislation would change Virginia law
  • whether Gov. Northam actually suggested killing children after birth
  • how Del. Tran canceled a public town hall meeting to avoid backlash to her abortion bill
  • the hypocrisy of Planned Parenthood condemning Gov. Northam’s racist yearbook photos while simultaneously honoring its racist founder, Margaret Sanger, who actually spoke to the KKK
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The Empire State embraces third-trimester abortion–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 6

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On the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision, the State of New York enacted a shocking bill that legalizes abortion in the Empire State–even late in the third trimester of pregnancy!

On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Sue Thayer, and Steve Karlen discuss:

  • why New York’s pro-abortion politicians decided NOW is the time to pass legislation so extreme that it rivals abortion law in places like China and North Korea
  • the dangers of the law’s provision allowing NON-DOCTORS to perform abortions
  • how children born alive after attempted abortions are no longer protected under New York law

We’ll also take a look at reaction to the new law–including Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive to light the World Trade Center pink “to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”

New York state law now rivals abortion law in China and North Korea. Learn about the brutal legislation and the shocking way abortion advocates celebrated it on the #40DaysforLife Podcast. #prolife #prayforlife #abortion Click To Tweet

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