?I just found out that a young woman who had an abortion scheduled at Planned Parenthood did not go through with it,? said Nikki, the local 40 Days for Life leader in Pittsburgh.

?She didn?t want an abortion, but finally succumbed to the steady pressure of her boyfriend, made the appointment and went to Planned Parenthood,? she said.

But when this woman saw the volunteers praying, she decided not to do it.

One of the people praying was a priest, who was joined by several members of his parish. ?I believe seeing clergy and religious at our vigil sends a powerful statement to reach people?s consciences,? Nikki said. ?Thank you to all the pastors who have made the time in their busy schedules to witness at our vigil!?




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.