Colette, the 40 Days for Life leader in Cape Town, says she found it ?very strange? when some of the staff members from the Marie Stopes abortion center approached her outside.

They asked if she knew some people they had seen outside the facility previously ? people who seemed very aggressive and quick to condemn.

Colette responded, ?Why are you asking me this question?? They said they were asking her because she was different from these others ? she did not condemn. She merely prayed.

?So I asked them, why do you think I pray?? Colette recalled.

?We listen, actually, when you pray,? one of them said. ?You always pray with conviction for us, the ladies and the babies inside the clinic.?

The discussion continued for about half an hour. At the end, one of the Marie Stopes employees said, ?Thank you for praying for me.?

?I'll always pray for you,? Colette said, ?and whoever enters these doors.?



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.