"We had a very good Victory Celebration in Bossier City," said Chris, the local 40 Days for Life leader.

"We celebrated two saves and had one that was very hopeful," he said. "We celebrated that the Bossier facility was closed due to acts of Congress and acts of God for at least 20 of the 40 days of the campaign."

The most moving moment of the closing event was the post-abortive testimony of one of the campaign's newest volunteers. She and her husband faced pregnancy with a child diagnosed with anencephaly. They were against abortion at first, but after being told by three doctors to abort, they relented.

Years later, while working as a neonatal respiratory therapist, she met a woman whose child was diagnosed by ultrasound with anencephaly. The woman did not abort and gave birth to a miraculously, perfectly healthy baby.

Some time after that, another woman's baby was properly diagnosed with anencephaly. She chose to have the baby and was overjoyed to hold her child for just a few moments.

"She knows more than most how hard making the decision to abort your child can be," Chris said. She explained, "My abortion caused me to miss the opportunity to let God give me a miracle and it caused me to miss the opportunity to love my child."


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.