"Wow! More power to you!"

That was the response of one passerby who asked what the 40 Days for Life volunteers were doing on the sidewalk outside the abortion center in Austin.

Not all of the interactions are that positive. A man stopped to literally yell at one of the sidewalk counselors, accusing her of all sorts of misguided actions, including ?shaming woman.?

The counselor says he basically reeled off every single pro-abortion talking point she had ever heard ? but she addressed every one of them ? calmly, and with truth and love.

This went on for a good 25 minutes until he finally said, ?I have no arguments left. I have never heard any of this before! Maybe it IS good that you're out here. Thank you so much!" ? and he shook her hand.

Said one of the Austin team members, ?All it takes is an open heart and open mind.?


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.