One of the 40 Days for Life participants in Ann Arbor was a bit discouraged when a young girl and her mother walked out of the abortion center. He smiled and offered some free resources ? but the girl told him ?No thanks!? She and her mother continued walking to their car.

He soon learned that the young woman wasn?t interested in the information he was offering because she had already decided to keep her baby! Her mom rolled down the car window on their way out to relay the good news.

?We just thought we?d stop and tell you,? said the girl?s smiling mother. And our volunteer?s response? ?I couldn't believe my ears!?

On a recent Saturday, Sandie, the local leader in Ann Arbor, started getting text messages and emails from vigil participants. ?When they were at the vigil site to pray, Planned Parenthood had a closed sign posted!?

?We knew that Planned Parenthood had cut back on abortions on Saturdays the past year or so,? said Paul, who?s led a number of 40 Days for Life vigils there. ?But in my 10 years of praying and counseling at the Ann Arbor abortion clinic, I have never seen Planned Parenthood totally closed on a Saturday!?

The Planned Parenthood website confirmed that Saturday hours have been cut out entirely.

Sandie said, ?This is a sign that our prayer and presence at Planned Parenthood during the campaigns ? combined of course with the year-round efforts of others ? is working!?


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.