While one of the volunteers was praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil, she noticed a young couple and another woman outside Planned Parenthood, engaged in a rather animated conversation.

She asked if the three needed help, and they said they did.

The driver said she?d brought the couple for a pregnancy test ? they?re homeless and stay in a tent in the woods. They left Planned Parenthood after they were told pregnancy tests were only available for a fee.

The volunteer quickly gave them information about pregnancy help centers where there?s no charge for the test ? as well as information about shelters in the area.

?They were very grateful and drove right off to go to the pregnancy care centers,? the volunteer said. ?I assured them of our prayers and told her to call if there is anything else we can do, that we have a large network of folks willing to help.?

The vigil participant then reflected on what just happened. ?They went for help at a place that is supposed to be an advocate for poor or low income women and families ? and they were turned away. There was no room for them at the non-profit, taxpayer funded ?inn? of Planned Parenthood without money.?



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.