While Maria was praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Winnipeg, she was approached by a smiling woman.

?She said she was against abortion,? Maria said, ?but her daughter was in the hospital for an abortion referral. Her daughter had gotten pregnant while in a relationship with an abusive, drug-addicted man.?

Maria asked the mother about adoption, and she replied that she was prepared to raise the child herself. ?I assured her of our prayers and she went inside.?

A short time later, the woman came out to tell the volunteers she was bringing her daughter home. The younger woman was rethinking the situation. ?The mom was smiling widely,? Maria said. ?Praise the Lord!?


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.