One of the 40 Days for Life volunteers said when she was praying outside the Marie Stopes abortion center, she approached a car that was parked outside.

The young woman in the car turned and asked, ?Why weren?t you here last month??

She told the vigil participant that she had been struggling to support her best friend, who was suffering from an incurable cancer. It was at this time that the young woman learned she was pregnant.

It was just too much for her to deal with at the time. She told no one ? just quietly went off and aborted her baby. She had not expected to feel the way she did afterward. Her grief was so profound that she ended up spilling the whole story to her terminally-ill friend, adding to the friend?s troubles.

She had returned to Marie Stopes to find out if counseling was available. Yes, it was ? but outside the abortion facility, not inside. The 40 Days for Life volunteer directed her to appropriate post-abortion resources.

?Let's ensure that through these 40 Days for Life,? said one of the Birmingham team members, ?that no one else enters Marie Stopes without being offered real alternatives and the support they need to keep their baby.?



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.