The 40 Days for Life vigil participants in Redding have had to deal with the elements so far during this campaign ? there was even a hailstorm on one of the abortion days!

Of course, the focus is on the mothers and their babies. But that can sometimes be challenging. The abortion staff put up a sheet as a barrier between their clients and the prayer volunteers.

?We must stay outside the fence,? said one of the Redding team members, ?but are able to try to speak peacefully with anyone who is able to be encouraged.?

There was one young couple in particular that was undecided what they should do. As is often the case, there was family pressure that led the woman to consider abortion ? she was convinced that her parents would disown her if she kept the baby.

The volunteers were grateful that it was already late in the day ? the abortionist had already left the building.

?We shared a Care Net flyer with them,? the leader said. ?Please pray that they choose life ? with the support of our community and all the volunteers and workers at Care Net!?


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.