Nikki in Pittsburgh says she was humbled that volunteers vowed to keep their commitments in extreme cold conditions ? especially one particular shift manager.

?I sent her a text message around 9 am, asking if she wanted to reconsider closing early,? Nikki said, ?and she texted me back that she is fine and would stay all day. Wow!?

The cold weather may be helping to warm hearts. Two passersby told vigil participants that they supported the ?right? to abortion. One said she had never been able to discuss abortion so calmly and logically, and her talk with volunteers gave her something to think about. The other actually said he could be changing his mind on the issue.

?The most encouraging thing to happen today,? said another volunteer, ?was that a couple who were about to enter Planned Parenthood noticed us praying.? They slowed down ? turned around ? and then left. ?Thank God for this opportunity!?



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.