?Thanks to all of you who withstood the super cold weather during 40 Days for Life,? said Ruby, the local coordinator in Falls Church. ?Your sacrifice and prayers have paid off!?

Vigil participants watched as a couple walked into the abortion center ? they were not interested in hearing about the help that was available. But right before they got inside, Ruby told the woman, ?You deserve better than abortion, you are a child of God.?

Later, as they were leaving, Ruby again offered them a pamphlet. But the man said they didn't need any help. When she asked why, he said, ?She changed her mind!?

When the woman was asked why she was considering abortion in the first place, she pointed to the man and said she didn?t want him to be able to visit ?the kid.?

?I didn?t get it at first,? Ruby said. ?It was the first I?ve heard of such a reason.?

The man was now beaming with joy, noting that the mother now doesn?t mind him visiting ?the kid.?

?This child is lucky his mother changed her mind at the last minute,? Ruby said. Obviously, all three -- mother, father and child -- need a lot of help and a lot of prayer. ?But praise be to God, she changed her mind!?


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.