Participation has been steady at this 40 Days for Life vigil in the Mexico City area ? even when heavy rains led to the construction of an impromptu plastic prayer tent.

Lupita, the local coordinator, said the volunteers consider it their job to bring the message of life to those who are unaware of the abortion facility where they?re praying.

They hope their prayers and witness will lead mothers to choose life for their babies.

It can be very emotional. They?ve seen boyfriends trying to convince young women to have abortions. One girl was crying outside as she passed the vigil ? and continued into the abortion center. No one saw her again, so they?re not sure what decision she finally made.

Still, they keep praying ? rain or shine.


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.