Shout your abortion–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 4

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Seeking to make abortion mainstream, a new movement of activists encourages women to “shout your abortion.”

The result is a desperate campaign that awkwardly attempts to justify abortion using vulgar t-shirts, aggressive social media posts, and…a children’s book? It gets strange quickly!

On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen take a look at the “Shout Your Abortion” movement, the pain that drives it, and the pro-life women who are speaking out about the pain abortion caused in their lives.

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Why we march–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 3

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After 46 years of legal abortion, hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans take to this streets the next two weeks to march in defense of pre-born moms and babies.

There’s a lot at stake as abortion is the leading cause of death…both worldwide and in the United States.

Abortion takes the lives of at least 42 million innocent children every year worldwide. Some estimates suggest more as many as 56 million per year for a cumulative total in excess of two billion abortions total. That’s more deaths than can be attributed to every war in human history–combined. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, Shawn Carney, Robert Colquhoun, and Steve Karlen take a look at the national and worldwide death toll. We also examine how–contrary to Planned Parenthood’s rhetoric–contraception exacerbates the abortion epidemic.

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Former abortion worker describes the impact of pro-life prayer vigils–PODCAST Season 4, Episode 2

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Does praying in front of an abortion facility really make a difference? And if so, how, exactly, can silent prayer at an abortion center change hearts and minds? Shawn Carney, Steve Karlen, and Sue Thayer discuss four ways your presence impacts the abortion center.

Sue also talks about how comments from pro-life friends, family members, and pastors helped foster her conversion from Planned Parenthood manager to pro-life prayer warrior.

The four ways pro-life vigil participation saves lives

Pro-life prayer in front of abortion centers impacts:

  1. Abortion workers enjoy making the big money that Planned Parenthood pays its employees. But when pro-lifers are on site praying for an end to abortion, productivity plummets, and employees are forced to grapple with their consciences.
  2. Abortion center clients also find their consciences touched by pro-life vigils. A lot of them–as many as 75 percent–don’t show up for their appointments when vigil participants are present.
  3. Passersby sometimes insult and heckle you…but when you’re out–particularly in bad weather–they are forced to reconsider the judgments and stereotypes they have developed toward pro-life women and men. They also grapple with their feelings on Planned Parenthood and abortion.
  4. Prayer volunteers like you almost unanimously report spiritual growth as they pray in front of an abortion facility. One volunteer even described his first 40 Days for Life campaign as similar to going on a 40-day spiritual retreat.

Praying in public can cause us anxiety. But after we see the impact made by confronting our fears and praying in public, we realize we need not be afraid!

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Recapping five of the biggest pro-life stories of 2018 – PODCAST #153

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Pro-life momentum continues to build, and 2018 was one of the most successful years ever for the pro-life movement! On the year’s final episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, we countdown the top five stories we covered as determined by the listeners!

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The ugly truth behind Planned Parenthood’s webcam abortion scheme – PODCAST #152

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You know Planned Parenthood is American’s leading abortion provider…but did you know one of America’s most controversial organizations is rolling out a a dangerous scheme to make its abortion empire even bigger?

On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, former Planned Parenthood manager and new 40 Days for Life Director of Outreach Sue Thayer talks with Shawn Carney and Steve Karlen about:

  • Planned Parenthood’s program to dispense dangerous abortion drugs to women whose only interaction with a doctor is over a webcam
  • Why the abortion giant is willing to let non-medical personnel perform medical procedures–including invasive ultrasounds
  • How Planned Parenthood sells abortion to women who weren’t even considering abortion
  • Planned Parenthood’s new mail-order abortion pilot program

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Becoming Abby Johnson with Unplanned actress Ashley Bratcher – PODCAST #151

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The Unplanned movie comes out in March. On this episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast, we talk with Ashley Bratcher, who plays Abby Johnson in the film.

Resources & People Mentioned

  • Episode 142 featuring Unplanned writers, producers and directors Chuck Konzelman and Carey Solomon
  • Episode 144 featuring Jared Lotz and Emma Elle Roberts–who play Shawn and his wife in the movie
  • Email us at movie@40daysforlife.com to learn how you can host a theater for the Unplanned movie free of charge

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Tips for a prayerful, pro-life Advent — PODCAST #150

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Advent is the perfect season of the year to pray and reflect over the Lord becoming man and entering into the world. On this episode of The 40 Days for Life Podcast, Steve Karlen and Robert Colquhoun example how the Scripture accounts of the Holy Family preparing for the birth of Jesus provide great Advent meditations for pro-lifers:

  • Mary was troubled by news of her pregnancy…and she provides a model example for other frightened expectant mothers.
  • Likewise, Joseph’s willingness to stand alongside Mary through her pregnancy and to help raise the Christ child is a powerful example to the fathers of abortion-vulnerable babies.
  • John the Baptist’s in utero leap for joy recognizing the unborn Messiah is one of the most beautiful Biblical illustrations of the humanity and personhood of life in the womb.
  • Mary’s visit to her pregnant cousin is a Scriptural encouragement for us to accompany struggling pregnant moms.
  • In the eyes of the world, our poor, homeless Lord was the perfect candidate for abortion.

We also discuss three concrete ways pro-lifers can make Advent a time of deeper prayer and reflection–rather than a stressful season of harried consumerism:

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Why Abortion Is Genocide – PODCAST #149

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  • [1:59] It’s time to take a look at abortion in its proper context
  • [4:53] What Steve learned from a college course on genocide
  • [7:10] What is the definition of genocide?
  • [9:43] Robert breaks down the history of genocide
  • [12:45] The American atrocity that paved the way for abortion
  • [17:29] The recipe for genocide
  • [22:48] Why abortion is genocide
  • [28:24] The part that technology and indifference play in perpetuating genocide
  • [30:00] What is the believer’s role in the midst of the abortion genocide

What do you think about when you hear the word genocide? Since the origin of sin, the human race has sought to dehumanize a segment of its population. From the Aztecs to the Holocaust the value of human life has been edited to fit a definition of convenience rather than a universally true one. And while all genocide is an unfathomable tragedy there is no genocide that has claimed more lives than abortion. Join Shawn, Steve, and Robert as they explain why abortion is genocide on this week’s episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast.

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Thankful for Life, Progress, and Deep-Fried Turkey – PODCAST #148

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  • [1:56] A happy Thanksgiving is a deep-fried one
  • [8:30] Sue Thayer is officially a 40 Days for Life staff member
  • [12:00] Exciting updates on previously shared campaign stories
  • [15:10] Robert shares what he’s thankful for from the Fall campaign
  • [17:50] Why 40 Days for Life is so thankful for its leaders
  • [21:25] Gearing up for the next Spring 40 Days for Life campaign
  • [24:18] The impact of 99 abortion facilities closing
  • [29:33] What the Pro-Abortion response says about Pro-Life progress

As the smell of deep-fried turkey fills the air so does the realization that Thanksgiving is only two days away. There is so much to be thankful for this year not only as a Christian but as a Pro-Life advocate as well. The Fall 2018 40 Days for Life campaign reached 415 cities and saw incredible victories in the fight for life. Join Shawn, Steve, and Robert as they discuss all the reasons why they are thankful for life and the progress made to end abortion in 2018 on this week’s episode of the 40 Days for Life Podcast.

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