?Abortions are done in our public hospital,? said Clare, the 40 Days for Life leader in Wellington.

The women are told to use an entrance that is away from the vigil. ?We have never had the opportunity to sidewalk counsel,? she said. ?We do get interactions with the public though.?

Volunteers held a large sign with a picture of the preborn baby and the words ?I am 13 weeks.? Several passersby had comments such as ?that?s wrong? and ?that?s a fake picture.?

But one young woman approached and showed them an ultrasound image. Her baby was at 12 weeks, Clare said, ?and she couldn?t get over the similarity with the one on our sign.?

She had been told her baby resembled a pea at this stage of pregnancy and she was toying with the idea of abortion, mainly to please her parents. But after seeing the scan, she decided to keep her baby.

?It seemed as if God had us there with that particular picture to confirm her decision,? Clare 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.