You usually don't think of rain when you think of West Texas and New Mexico ? but that's how 40 Days for Life started for two campaigns that have decided to work together.

According to Mark Cavaliere of the Southwest Coalition for Life, the vigils in El Paso and Santa Teresa began their cooperative effort "united in prayer and precipitation."

The two locations are about 20 minutes apart, and they have more in common than just proximity.

"The two facilities belong to the same abortionist, who uses his second office in Santa Teresa to skirt abortion restrictions in Texas by taking advantage of the lack of restrictions in New Mexico," Mark explained.

"This will be the first time he's ever experienced this amount of coordinated peaceful prayer from both sides of the state line!"

Mark says it's making a difference already.

"A car pulled up to the Hilltop abortion center in El Paso and they opened their door to get out and enter the facility, only to see the peaceful loving witness of half a dozen volunteers just like you praying for them, some praying on their knees," he said.

After a moment, they simply got back in their car and left!


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.