This is the 15th campaign for 40 Days for Life in Santa Cruz ? and the volunteers are seeing a significant impact as a result of their prayer and witness.

For starters, the number of surgical abortions went on a steep decline, from around 40 per month to 8 or fewer. And now, surgical abortions are no longer taking place ? only chemical abortions. Clients are referred to other locations for surgical abortions.

The local team isn't sure if this is a permanent change ? but they're praying it will be. They're also helping to publicize abortion pill reversals in light of the changes at the abortion facility.

As for the vigil itself, participation continues to grow, with new churches and more first-time volunteers joining the campaign.


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.