?It was a busy day at the abortion center,? one of the volunteers observed.

The people praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil did catch the eye of a young woman who was driving into the parking lot.

As she pulled up, the volunteer told her, ?I'm not sure why you came, but I would love to help you in any way possible.?

The woman said she really didn?t know what she wanted.

?You haven?t made up your mind have you?? the vigil participant asked. ?Would you be interested in a free ultrasound? I can call the pregnancy center right now and help you schedule one if you want me to.?

?Yes, I would like that,? she said ? and her tense face relaxed as she showed signs of hope.

The key word here was ?free.? She had tried to set up an ultrasound the week before, but had reached a business that would charge $100 and would not accept her insurance. She was discouraged ? and had come to pick up a 24-hour consent form for an abortion.

A quick call to the pregnancy help center let them know the free ultrasound could be set up right away.

?I can't describe the feeling of knowing that she was on her way to see her little one for the first time,? the volunteer said. ?It was utter joy.?



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.