It was worth it!? said one of the team leaders in Bogota.

In the city?s first campaign last year, vigil participants know of at least 12 babies that were saved from abortion. And now ? they?ve learned of one child spared during the first week of this campaign.

Six volunteers were in prayer in front of the abortion center. As they stood below a ?pray for an end to abortion? banner, they saw a young woman ? perhaps in her mid-20s ? leaving the building.

She held her head down. She carried a document in her hands ? and she had tears in her eyes.

One of the vigil participants stepped up to offer her information about life-affirming options that were available at pregnancy help centers in the area.

The young woman gratefully accepted a glass of water, and slowly started to calm down. She agreed to go to the help center for the assistance she needed to continue with her pregnancy in spite of the obstacles she was facing.

?For now,? said the Bogota team member, ?we give thanks to God for that baby that will bring blessings and changes to this young woman and her family ? and in the future, for many people more. Human life is a gift from God. We pray that the whole world says yes to life!?



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.