There was snow on the ground when Mary Anne, the 40 Days for Life leader in Ithaca, left home on her way to the vigil site.

When she arrived, there were a dozen people in prayer at what they call their ?street chapel? outside Planned Parenthood.

?It was so touching to me to see that,? she said. She?s also seeing changing attitudes towards life in Ithaca, with more churches ? and more pastors ? taking part in the vigils.

That in turn is impacting the community. ?We saw that,? Mary Anne said, ?with cars honking for life.?

Planned Parenthood now has two escorts instead of one. Still, she said, ?This is Ithaca, a culturally diversity community coming together in unity, breaking through the barriers ? we are all in this together.?


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.