?We are fortunate,? said Martina, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Bratislava.

?It is getting a bit warmer here in Slovakia, so we do not need the winter coats and boots anymore!?

Martina hopes the vigil has made an impact on abortion-minded women, but ?as abortions are usually performed in hospitals in Slovakia ? we are praying outside one ? it is almost impossible to find out which women (if any) are going to have an abortion,? she said.

?However, our site is crowded, especially in the mornings. Passers-by and people in cars or buses can see us very well, too!?

Also encouraging is the fact that one group of volunteers has decided to keep praying at the hospital on a weekly basis after 40 Days for Life ends. ?Praise the Lord for that!?


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.