"I can't say that this is the first time that we've had a save on opening day," said Dan in Milwaukee, "but I can't recall when we ever did."

And that's because the abortion center in Milwaukee doesn't serve clients on Wednesdays ? and 40 Days for Life always starts on a Wednesday.

If potential clients show up, the staff will simply schedule an appointment ? and send them on their way.

Dan says a woman went to the pregnancy resource center across the street from the abortion facility ? and stayed there quite a while. She then walked to the abortion business to compare services.

"Of course," he said, "there is no comparison. One supports life; the other takes it."

Before she went into the abortion facility, she kept referring to her baby as "it." After she came out, she spoke in humanizing terms -- "my baby" -- and future tense: "this will be my eighth child."

This especially touched one volunteer, who is the eighth child in her family.

"She had never interacted with anyone before during a campaign," Dan said, "but she definitely had a LOT to say about the joys of being the eighth child -- the baby in the family! It was so touching. I wish I were better at describing the joy that we experienced!"


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.