?When my children ask me why women have abortions,? said a 40 Days for Life vigil participant in Columbia, ?I try to keep it simple and say because they are scared or need help."

When they ask why they pray at abortion facilities instead of just at home, "I explain we need to be there for those scared moms, so they know they aren't alone, to offer love and help.?

This mom prayed with her children outside Planned Parenthood, then sang the song ?Jesus Loves the Little Children? a few times.

But one of her youngsters stopped her and said, ?Mom, now we need to sing ?Jesus Loves the Scared Mommies? so they know not to be scared anymore.?

?And so I substituted the words and we sang it,? she said, ?over and over. She gets it. She has a heart of gold.?


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.