?Our prayers and presence are working,? said one of the 40 Days for Life volunteers in Las Cruces.

Vigil participants were holding a sign that says ?Pregnant? Help is available? when a young man walked up. At first, he seemed a bit confrontational. But after a while, he warmed up and started telling his story.

His girlfriend was pregnant, and they had been to Whole Woman?s Health for an initial consultation. They were thinking about abortion, but had no one to talk to and didn?t know what to do.


?He told me he's never liked abortion and has appreciated our 40 Days for Life campaigns,? the volunteer said. But the young man explained that he just doesn't feel ready for children.

?I congratulated him and told him that just the fact that he is worried about being a good dad already makes him a better father than half of the guys out there,? the 40 Days for Life team member told him.

They kept talking, but the young man?s bus pulled up and he quickly had to leave. But he took information about local pregnancy help resources, which he said was exactly what he and his girlfriend needed.

?By this point he was beaming and said we were getting him excited about being a dad,? said the volunteer. ?Please pray for this young man, his girlfriend, and their beautiful child.?



With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.