The witness that 40 Days for Life make is astounding and we know that the campaigns are making a difference because of the numbers of women changing their mind and choosing life. Also, the pro-abortion organisations, namely the BPAS in this country are annoyed and angry with the vigils which demonstrates the effect the vigils have on the numbers of women choosing abortion .
However, Lifesitenews reported today that 40 Days for Life has received an extremely special “pat on the back” from Pope Francis encouraging the organisation in it’s work. This public endorsement means so much because the work of standing outside abortion clinics, praying and reaching out to women considering abortion is a thankless task, made harder by the vocal protesters that often try to intimidate those who are praying. To have Pope Francis prayers and encouragement must raise the spirits of those involved.