A prayer volunteer told Maryanne, the local leader in Lakeland, that as she and her daughter were praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Lakeland, they watched a car drive up to the abortion center ? with another mother and daughter inside.

The younger woman went into the building for a while ? then came back out. She and her mother sat talking for some time.

Eventually, the young woman called out, ?I?m going to have a baby!? There was a lot of noise and traffic ? and the volunteer wasn?t sure she?d heard correctly. So she spoke a bit louder: ?I?m having a baby!?

She had tears in her eyes as she told her story and explained her decision. The volunteer recommended the local pregnancy help center, which could offer just the sort of assistance she was looking for.

?This is our first save of the campaign,? Maryanne said. ?Praised be God!?



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.