When about 100 people attended a 40 Days for Life rally at the vigil site, they had their event interrupted when the abortion center director arrived in a big SUV ? and wanted to park along the street next to the very spot the rally was taking place.

The local team calmly cleared an area so the SUV could pull in. But a man who was traveling with the director jumped out angrily and confronted a priest who?d come to lead prayer at the rally.

The priest kept his cool and let the man have his say. When he was finished, the man then followed the director into the building.

When it came to the priest's turn to speak, he asked the crowd to pray for the angry man, the director ? and anyone else who would ride in that SUV.

Later, the man and the director left the building ? and the 40 Days for Life team noted a very different attitude, with the formerly angry man even thanking one of the volunteers for clearing the way.


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.