The 40 Days for Life team chatted with a cheerful woman outside the abortion business.

She was telling her children they were going to have a baby brother or sister as she?d just found out she was ten weeks pregnant.

The volunteers gave her information about all the local services that could help her and her family ? and she started walking down the street.

The happiness, apparently, was not shared by the child?s father.

He came storming out of the abortion center ? drove off after the woman and children ? and was soon back in the parking lot with the mom and kids in the back seat. He parked behind the building.

A short time later, the woman ran out in tears, screaming, "Help me! I have to get away from him!"

Volunteers helped her find refuge and called the sheriff. Four deputies, including a domestic violence counselor, quickly arrived. They asked the man to leave, then waited with the woman until other family members arrived.

?How would this story have ended, if no one was there to help?? asked one of the volunteers, who noted the importance of keeping resources for victims of domestic violence victims at the vigil site.

Please keep this family in your prayers.


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.