One of the prayer volunteers called out to a woman who was walking towards the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Cincinnati.

?Please don?t go in there!? she pleaded, and invited the woman over to talk.

She stopped ? and turned around. She told the volunteer that she was there for a ?consultation? appointment prior to an abortion.

After she and the volunteer talked for a while, the woman agreed to go to the pregnancy help center ? it?s only a few blocks away.

As she continued to talk, the 40 Days for Life participants learned that she was a student ? and afraid of how her parents would react to her pregnancy. She thought she was about 17 weeks pregnant.

When the pregnancy center completed the ultrasound ? it turns out she was more like 31 weeks pregnant. At that stage, Planned Parenthood would not have done an abortion ? but they would have likely referred her to another center that might.

But after counselors explained things ? and showed her the ultrasound image ? she changed her mind.

She then told her parents and her boyfriend ? and they?re all being very supportive.

?Our advocate is in contact with the young woman and has already gathered clothing and other materials for her,? said Mary, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Cincinnati. ?When the baby is born, I?m hoping we?ll get to see a picture of him!?



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.