A group of about a dozen was praying outside Planned Parenthood ? as drivers passed by and honked.

Some seemed supportive; but as one volunteer noted, ?There were also those who were laying on their horns and sometimes yelling out to us, and I'm pretty sure they weren't saying have a great day!?

But then one of the cars slowed down and the woman who was driving spoke to them.

?I used to manage this clinic!? she called out ? adding that people used to send her prayer notes.

?She thanked us for praying, and said she was on our side now,? the volunteer said. As the woman started to drive away, the vigil participant asked her name ? and she told her.

?I looked her up on LinkedIn, and indeed this person worked at the Planned Parenthood in Chapel Hill until May,? the volunteer said. ?Please keep her in your prayers.?

The next visitor wasn?t quite so cordial.

A young man joined the group on the sidewalk, loudly expressing his contempt for the vigil.

Two college students went to talk to him, doing their best to respectfully make an articulate case for life. We don?t know if the angry guy changed his mind, but he at least settled down a bit, and even showed a slight sign of a smile at one point as the three continued to talk.


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.