"Empowered for Life: Putting Truth into Action" "Empowered for Life: Putting Truth into Action"

2014 Conference Speakers

Shawn Carney
Shawn began in the pro-life movement in college as a volunteer and sidewalk counselor. After college was asked to be the Executive Director of the organization he volunteered for, the Coalition for Lifewhich is made up of over 60 churches in Texas. Shawn helped recruit and train thousands of volunteers and orchestrated the purchase and remodeling of a new office next door to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility to offer free pregnancy tests and loving support to women.
In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. Thisbreakthrough initiative—made up of 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, round-the-clock peaceful vigil outside a local abortion center, and grassroots door-to-door outreach—dropped local abortion numbers by 28%.
Beginning in 2007, Shawn helped to expand 40 Days for Life as a national and then international movement. Today 40 Days for Life has been done in 501 cities in all 50 states and 19 countries including England, Germany, Australia, Canada, Uganda, and Russia.
Shawn is a regular media spokesperson and his work has been featured on hundreds of media outlets includingFox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor”, The New York Times, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Drudge Report, andUSA Today, and Christian media, including The Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Salem Radio, Relevan tRadio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family.
Shawn also served as executive producer and host of the pro-life television series, “being HUMAN,” whichairs in 128 million homes via the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
Shawn lives in Texas with his wife and four children.
Updated 9/27/13