While several people stood in prayer outside Planned Parenthood in San uis Obispo, a pickup truck parked nearby.

Stickers on the vehicle identified the driver as a Korean War veteran ? which proved to be true when a man got out wearing a vest covered with military patches.

?I need to tell you this,? he said. ?My mother was 16, unmarried and pregnant. It was really tough; nobody was there for her. She decided to keep the baby, like you?re praying for, right? Well ? it was me.?

Driving by the vigil made him think of his mother. ?I?m grateful every time I think of her. She kept me. Thanks for what you?re doing!?

With that, he smiled ? jumped back into his truck ? and drove off.

?We don?t know much about him,? said one of the San Luis Obispo team members. ?Of course, we know he fought for his country ? for us. He risked his life ? and we are grateful. We are grateful, too, that his mother chose life.?


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.