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- 2016's Top 10 Most Effective Pro-Life Fundraising Speaker
- Pro-Life Speaker and Fundraiser
- Author, Co-Founder of '40 Days for Life'


Shawn Carney is one of the most sought after pro-life speakers in America today!  

Shawn began in the pro-life movement in college as a volunteer and after college was asked to be the Executive Director of the organization he volunteered for, the Coalition for Life which is made up of over 60 churches. Shawn’s passion for local pro-life ministry led to rapid growth during his years as executive director. Shawn helped recruit and train thousands of volunteers, increased the income of the organization’s annual banquet from $80,000 to $322,000, and orchestrated the purchase and remodeling of a new office next door to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility to offer free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, and loving support to women.  

Shawn knows and understands firsthand the joys and challenges of running a local pro-life organization and of putting on a local fundraising banquet. As a speaker, consultant, and leader Shawn has helped pro-life and non-profit organizations raise over $30 MILLION for their missions. 

In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas. This breakthrough 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 675 cities in all 50 states and 40 countries including England, Germany, Nigeria, Australia, Canada, Uganda, and Russia. His efforts have mobilize more than 750,000 pro-life volunteers over the last 10 years. 40 Days for Life has confirmed reports of 12,668 mothers choosing life and 143 abortion center workers who have has conversions and left their jobs, including former Planned Parenthood director, Abby Johnson who walked into Shawn’s office just next door to her abortion facility.  

Shawn is a regular media spokesperson and his work has been featured on hundreds of media outlets including Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor”, The New York Times, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Drudge Report, The Guardian ,and USA Today, and Christian media, including The Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Salem Radio, Relevant Radio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family. Shawn has also produced and hosted award-winning pro-life documentaries that have aired in 128 million homes via the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).

Shawn is the co-author of the Amazon Top Rated Christian book, 40 Days for Life, and the host of the popular pro-life podcast, 40 Days for Life.

Shawn’s experience in local and national pro-life ministry has led him across America, inspiring audiences at pregnancy center events, conferences, fundraising banquets, churches, colleges, and high schools. His passion for helping women and the unborn is contagious. Shawn lives in Texas with his wife and six children.  

Visit Shawn's Website at:



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Keynote at Planned Parenthood Closure

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Banquet Keynote

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Banquet Keynote 2015


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40 Days for Life

 <p>40 Days for Life Expanded Edition</p>

40 Days for Life Expanded Edition


“Shawn was a joy!  You need to keep that boy on!  Everyone responded so positively to him his humor, his knowledge and his passion.  One of our guests who has been coming for a long time even said he was our best speaker ever!”
-Right to Life League of Southern California

"Shawn was wonderful to work with! I benefitted from consulting with him both prior to and during his stay. We appreciated him giving interviews on the radio station a couple of weeks prior to our banquet. He met with us and toured our center upon his arrival. Great listener! Mingled with our guests! Our center is re-branding and I was amazed and delighted at the creative ways he managed to work our new name and goal into his presentation. His public affirmation was very powerful in helping our supporters accept our new name! "
-Lois Carter, Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Knox County

“Shawn is delightful to work with, willing to spend the extra time to get to know the center, and provides excellent guidance and advice for free.  Shawn went far beyond the proverbial extra mile to find out about our center, mold our vision into his address, and to provide unpaid consulting to us even before the event.  His heart is clearly in this work, and we’re grateful to God for him!  This was one of the most successful banquets in our center’s history.”
-Diane Myers, Morning Star Pregnancy Services

"Shawn is a fantastic speaker whose power and effectiveness are matched only by his kindness and sincerity. He was easy to work with, responsive, and genuinely interested in our ministry. We heard from several guests that he was our best speaker ever, including one who later told us that she bad been "on the fence" about abortion but after hearing him speak, finally realized the truth about the sanctity of human life and the importance of protecting it. On top of all the great feedback, our net profit nearly doubled from last year! We cannot recommend Shawn highly enough!"
-Brittany Williamson, Pregnancy Help Center of Williamson County

"He is one of the most articulate and powerful pro-life speakers of this generation and he proved that with the message he shared that evening. Our banquet was sold out with standing room only and the feedback we’ve received has been that this was our best banquet and by far the best speaker. We have been blessed to meet and hear Shawn and would encourage every pregnancy center to invite him to speak at their banquet. God brought us the right person, at the right time, with the right message to reenergize each of us to do our part to continue the fight for the souls of mothers and babies. The funds we raised that night far exceeded our prayers."
-Deanna Still, Heartbeat Pregnancy