This was the 16th 40 Days for Life vigil outside the Women?s Pavilion in South Bend ? and it should be the last.

In the final days of the campaign, it was announced that the business would shut down on March 18 ? Day 38 of this campaign. And it did!

This center had been open for more than 30 years ? and had been accused of having ?little regard for health standards and women?s safety.? Abortions had stopped at this location, but they were still referring women to other centers for abortions.

Three years ago, pro-life groups bought the building next to the abortion facility and housed a chapel and several other pro-life ministries. All of that prayer certainly had an impact.

?It's a good day,? Shawn Sullivan, the 40 Days for Life director in South Bend told the media. ?There won?t be anybody going next door to get abortions anymore.?

Praise God!


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.