As a couple arrived at the abortion center, a 40 Days for Life volunteer engaged them in conversation.

The husband said they were from outside the area, and his wife?s ob/gyn recommended abortion. She has a chronic condition that becomes difficult to manage when she is pregnant ? and she?d just had a very difficult pregnancy.

The volunteer listened ? and suggested a second opinion ? and he knew just the doctor to refer them to. The man said they had the best doctors in the world, so that was that.

As they continued to talk, the vigil participant began to grasp the emotion of the situation. This man was afraid of losing his wife. But, the volunteer said, ?Just give me 24 hours.?

The husband said he could not take another day away from his work and that they had to just do it ? that he?d prayed about it and it seemed the right thing to do. The conversation ended, and they left.

About 15 minutes later, the vigil participant received a phone call ? it was the husband. ?I cannot do it,? he said. ?I knew it was the wrong thing to do ... we need your help.? The man asked the volunteer to call him later, which he promised to do.

?Please pray for this couple as we connect them with the help they need,? he said.

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods.