"We have had confirmations that two babies have been saved during this past campaign," said Mario, the 40 Days for Life leader in Adelaide. "Praise the Lord! Halleluia!"

A woman confirmed that during her appointment at the abortion clinic, she decided not to take the RU486 tablet, and has chosen life for her baby. "The woman felt that God protected her and her baby that day," Mario said. "She asks for prayers for herself and the baby and for the baby's father."

After another woman going into the abortion facility was approach by one of the prayer volunteers, she began to change her mind about going through with the abortion. Vigil participants brought her to the nearby Genesis Pregnancy Support Reborn shop, and she bought some clothes for the baby. "The baby clothes were warmly received," said Mario, and she said that she was going to come back to the shop to buy more.


Unfortunately, not all of the stories have happy endings. But the 40 Days for Life team was still there to provide whatever support they could.

During 40 Days for Life, another young woman was offered practical help and emotional support to keep her baby. "However," he said, "despite all efforts, she came to the abortion clinic under pressure from her boyfriend and the abortion took place."

She hadn't wanted the abortion, Mario explained, and her grief is now very real. "She is being supported and loved by the prayer volunteerss, who are offering her hope and friendship. Abortion grief counselling is being offered through Genesis Pregnancy Support."



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.