40 Days for Life, an organization that is persistent in the battle against abortion, and the Thomas More Society, known for its relentless legal work across America on behalf of the sanctity of human life, make a synchronous collaboration. 40 Days for Life is the world’s largest grassroots movement to end abortion. The pro-life prayer and advocacy group has a proven track record of saving lives and closing abortion facilities in over 1,000 cities and 64 countries.
The international movement to defend life has grown across the globe in visibility as it coordinates 40-day campaigns of community advocacy, fasting, and prayer aimed at ending the heinous practice of abortion. 40 Days for Life president and CEO Shawn Carney is cognizant of the rampant persecution targeting witnesses for life. He began as a volunteer in the pro-life movement while in college and helped lead the first local 40 Days for Life campaign. Shawn has played an instrumental part in growing 40 Days for Life to national and international prominence.
“40 Days for Life believes in meeting abortion-bound women where they are,” says Shawn. “The constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the right to religious freedom are not always honored. Our peaceful life advocates are regularly the recipients of disrespect, and occasionally, targets of violence. It is important that we be prepared to counter those violations.”
Like other life advocates across America, 40 Days for Life relies upon the Thomas More Society to defend their free-speech rights, fight unjust buffer and bubble zones around abortion facilities, and come to their aid when law enforcement or city officials act in a discriminatory manner or persecute them for their message.
The Thomas More Society is committed to protecting the liberties of 40 Days for Life and remains an integral part of the group’s forward-thinking strategy in the defense of the unborn.