A man stopped to chat with Therese, the local leader in Portland. His first questions were about the vigil and what churches the volunteers attend.

Therese was telling him about the impact of abortion on men, and how organizations such as Rachel?s Vineyard help both women and men with spiritual healing in the wake of abortion.

It was then that the man opened up. ?He said that about 20 years ago, he was in a situation,? Therese said. ?The woman he was with was pregnant, and they were told that their baby had severe birth defects.? He was willing to keep the baby, but had told her it was ?her choice.?

Thankfully, she made the right decision. Today, that baby has grown up to be a perfectly healthy, 19-year-old young man.

?Thanks,? Therese said, ?for continuing to pray for the babies, their parents, those who are suffering from an abortion experience, those discerning whether to have an abortion and for the workers in the abortion industry.?



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.