?Sundays are typically not as eventful because the clinic is closed,? said Jill, the 40 Days for Life leader in Manhattan. ?However, this Sunday afternoon I felt the Holy Spirit at work through our prayers.?

While she was praying outside Planned Parenthood, a beat-up white van pulled up and men began loading cleaning supplies.

?All of a sudden, I felt a strong urge to talk to these men,? she said. She found the crew manager, and told him this Planned Parenthood was responsible for more than 11,000 abortions every year.

The man said they all worked for a cleaning service, not Planned Parenthood, and they were just assigned to that building. He said it was just another job.

That?s when Jill felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit.

?If this was World War II,? she asked, ?would you have cleaned the concentration camp??

He responded with an emphatic ?No!?

?Eleven thousand children a year,? Jill reminded him. ?Tell your boss you can?t clean this place anymore. Ask for another job. Say you will work twice as hard.?

He responded, ?Okay, I will.?

?You too have a duty to defend life,? she said. ?You are being called to play an active part in God?s plan to end abortion. Please come out and join us ? and experience the power of the Holy Spirit acting through our prayers.?



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.