?We had a turnaround!? said Therese in Portland.

A mother arrived at the abortion center with her teenage daughter. ?I saw them go in,? Therese said, ?but wasn't able to hand them any information.?

About an hour and a half later, the mom came back out. ?When I asked if I could give her any resources, she said no, she didn't need any. She said her daughter had changed her mind.?

"She didn't do it,? the mother said. ?She decided not to do it." She also said it was a hard decision for her daughter. ?It?s the father that?s the problem,? she murmured.

The volunteers promised to help ? and to pray. The mother and daughter left smiling.


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.