When the Columbia team kicked off their 40 Days for Life vigil with a march around the Planned Parenthood facility, they had some unexpected company.

Pro-abortion protesters joined them on the walk!

Some of them were costumed members of a group that calls itself the Guild of Silly Heathens.

Kathy, the local 40 Days for Life leader, said as the volunteers lined up for their march, the demonstrators got in line behind them -- and started walking!

"They began to drop out after the first round," she said, "and only a few were left at the end. They left with our silent prayers for conversion and sincere wishes for safe travels."

Kathy said the entire event was peaceful, and there were no confrontations of any kind.

One of the local television stations covered the kickoff, with Kathy telling the reporter that 40 Days for Life volunteers will help connect women with life-affirming assistance.

"We'll also be out here offering help to women who may be seeking an abortion, telling them where free resources are where they can seek alternatives and help," she said.


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.