A 40 Days for Life vigil participant glanced over at Planned Parenthood and noticed a security guard standing by the door ? which then slowly opened as a young woman left the building.

?She was shaking and holding her arms around herself,? the volunteer said. ?She was trying to talk on the phone but shaking so much that she looked as though she was going to drop it.?

After the vigil participant approached and asked if she needed help, she said, ?I want to keep my baby.?

She was offered information about the community resources that are available. ?That is what I need,? she said. ?I need help. I have no one.?

As they turned the corner to talk privately, the young woman told her story. She is unmarried, she?d lost her job ? and her father was threatening to throw her out of their home.

With the vigil participant?s support and encouragement, they went together to see the Sisters of Life. ?Faith and family are her firm foundation,? the volunteer said. ?I left her with the sisters ? she was no longer shaking but smiling. Please pray for her! God is good!?


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.