Kathy, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Columbia, was praying at the vigil on a day on which Planned Parenthood had to call two different repair crews.

One team came to replace a broken security camera. Then a locksmith arrived when the staff couldn't lock the door as they were closing.

"Planned Parenthood spends a great amount of money on security cameras and special locks to secure a building where the lives of innocent babies are taken and the lives of their mothers and fathers destroyed forever," Kathy said. "This is where their heart is."

On the other hand, she noted that the prayer volunteers' hearts are with the innocent lives being ended at Planned Parenthood and the moms whose lives are shattered.

If that's where your heart is, "we eagerly await your coming to share your heart with those on the sidewalk and those who feel called to this dreadful place of death," Kathy said. "You are always welcome."


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.