I recently spoke at the El Cajon vigil just outside of San Diego ? where more than 80 people gathered in front of Planned Parenthood on the busiest street in town.

This was unlike any vigil I had seen since. The abortion center is on the upper level of a strip center ? so all of the moms had to walk above the prayer volunteers and had a clear view of everyone who was there to offer them alternatives.

One volunteer said she comes out to pray because she found out that her mom had tried three different times to abort her ? this was before abortion was legal ? and she survived all three attempts on her life. "I want to share my story with these moms entering to give them hope" she said.

The local campaign leader, Vicki, was full of joy and said they were determined to be there to pray until Planned Parenthood closes.

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Shawn Carney, President/CEO

In addition to co-founding 40 Days for40 Life, Shawn is one of the most sought-after pro-life speakers, addressing audiences coast-to-coast and internationally. He has executive produced award-winning pro-life documentaries. Shawn co-authored the #1 top-rated Christian book: 40 Days for Life: Discover What God Has Done ... Imagine What He Can Do and also wrote The Beginning of the End of Abortion.