Shawn Carney’s Biography

Shawn Carney

We are excited to have Shawn Carney as the keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Benefit Dinner! Shawn is the Co-Founder of 40 Days for Life, record-breaking fundraiser, television personality and is one of the youngest and most inspirational pro-life speakers in America today.

In 2004, Shawn helped to lead the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, TX. 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—slashed local abortion numbers by 28%.

Beginning in 2007, Shawn helped to expand 40 Days for Life to 240 cities in all 50 American states, four Canadian Provinces, England, Ireland, Brazil, Peru, Australia, and New Zealand. His efforts have helped to mobilize more than 215,000 pro-life volunteers over the last two years.

Shawn is a regular media spokesperson on pro-life issues, and his work has been featured on Fox News, ABC, NBC, and CBS television stations, dozens of newspapers including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and Christian media, including National Catholic Radio, The Christian Post, National Catholic Register, Salem Radio, Relevant Radio, EWTN Radio, and Focus on the Family. Shawn also serves as executive producer and host of the new pro-life television series, “being HUMAN,” which airs in 128 million homes via the EWTN global television network.

Shawn lives in Texas with his wife, Marilisa, and two daughters, Bridget and Bailey who are Irish twins (eleven months apart), a son, Seamus, and youngest daughter, Bernadette.

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