A man and two women walked up to one of the 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers ? and one of the women spoke: ?I just want to hear your opinion.?

She began a discussion about pregnancies that were the result of sexual assault, and why women who were in that situation should not be ?forced to keep their baby.?

The volunteer noted that it was without a doubt a painful, traumatic experience ? but that the baby, who had done nothing wrong, should not have to die.

?Oh yeah,? the woman said, ?you are right about that. I just didn't realize that.?

She thanked the vigil participants and noted that she?d thought pro-life people were judgmental and hated those who disagreed with them.

?We are doing a peaceful prayer vigil as part of the 40 Days for Life campaign,? the volunteer explained, ?and we are here to truly reach out to these women, not judging them, because we ourselves are also sinners and are not in any position to be judging others.?

?I will definitely spread the word,? the woman said.



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.