I do have some bad news ... but first, there is good news.

Thanks to you ? and other 40 Days for Life participants ? we've seen God save 14,643 babies from abortion ... close down 96 abortion centers ... help 177 workers quit the abortion industry ... and spread the 40 Days for Life mission around the globe.

I'd like you to meet Josipa Barbaric, the young leader of the 40 Days for Life team in Wiesbaden, Germany. All over the world, the need is great ? and 40 Days for Life volunteers are responding.

Inspired by how God has used YOU and other faithful people around the world to save lives, a handful of donors just put forward a $152,305 matching challenge ? to save more babies and mothers from abortion ? by matching your contribution to 40 Days for Life dollar-for-dollar.

These donors want to DOUBLE your tax-deductible one-time gift (or the annualized amount of your monthly pledge to 40 Days for Life) up to $152,305 ... as long as your gift is made no later than this coming Tuesday, April 17.

That's the good news.

Now here's the bad news ...

... thus far, only 241 people have contributed toward the match, totaling $29,070.

We greatly appreciate the generosity of these people!

But here's the bottom line: for 40 Days for Life to help save more lives, we must raise at least $123,235 over the next four days.

You know we send emails asking for contributions very infrequently, but we don't want to leave any of this matching challenge sitting on the table.

If at all possible, please make your largest one-time gift to 40 Days for Life right now ? and have it doubled:

There's much more work to do in these crucial times, and we need your help to get it done. And applications to lead the next round of 40 Days for Life campaigns will open in just a month and a half!

If you feel led to make a tax-deductible monthly pledge of support (the annualized amount of your monthly pledge will be doubled), go now to:

On that page, you can make a secure pledge online, or you can print out a form where you can indicate your pledge amount and mail it in ? but it MUST be postmarked by Tuesday to be doubled.

We are very grateful for whatever you can give today!

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.