When John, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Waco, went to check on the vigil, he found "two lovely families praying and playing together."

The new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Waco is on a heavily-traveled highway. "Our prayer vigil and signs are clearly in the public square at this location," John said. "This gives us a major opportunity to deliver on the community outreach goal of 40 Days for Life."

He said the sight of children at the vigil sends a very strong message. "The elderly guy in the photo with the children is me," said John. "I find 40 Days for Life to be a very invigorating experience."


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.