?Abortion leaves indelible marks on the heart,? said one of the 40 Days for Life team leaders in Colombia?s capital.

?This not only happens to women; men also suffer the profound consequences of abortion.?

Nevertheless, this volunteer said, with God?s love and a spirit of repentance, even someone involved in abortion can find His peace.

40 Days for Life is a time of prayer for others, certainly; but it can also be a time of spiritual growth. In the 40-day vigil, you can pray for those wounded by abortion.

Even for those who have personally had abortions, this team member said, ?your painful past can be a light for many ? and you can help sow seeds that will help other women avoid falling into abortion.?

The Bogota team recommends another international ministry for those who seek healing. ?If you have the experience of abortion and want to experience inner healing process, join us in Rachel's Vineyard -- a spiritual retreat that will help you begin healing.?


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.