Vigil participants outside the Marie Stopes abortion center in Mexico City?s Roma neighborhood heard wonderful news from a couple that walked out of the building.

?Thanks to your prayers we have decided to keep the baby,? they told the 40 Days for Life volunteers ? and then they went to church to thank God for his mercy.

This is the sixth campaign in Roma. ?Our volunteers are really committed to the cause,? said Lourdes, the local coordinator. ?Most of them have taken an hour or more each week to fill the whole campaign schedule.?

While praying in front of Marie Stopes, they have witnessed the pain of wounded women.

?But we also have had the opportunity to know about conversions, to see neighbors change their minds and show support,? Lourdes said. They have also seen couples stop outside of the abortion facility ? talk ? and then leave.

?We do believe that what we see is nothing comparing with the real miracles that God gives when people pray,? she said. ?We have faith and we will persevere in prayer.?


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.