Shawn Carney, center, at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Spring Valley

Shawn Carney, the co-founder of the 40 Days for Life movement to end abortion, was in town yesterday to attend the 26th annual banquet of the CareNet Pregnancy Center of Rockland.

Before the event he came to the prayer site on Perlman Drive to meet the Rockland volunteers. With great enthusiasm he told the story of the founding of the 40 Days for Life project which began with an idea around the kitchen table and which has since expanded to prayer vigils in 450 cities in every state in America.