The same operator owns abortion facilities in El Paso and Santa Teresa ... so the 40 Days for Life teams in these communities work closely together to try to save lives.

A pregnant mom was distraught. She had learned her boyfriend was unfaithful, so she had borrowed $530 and walked to El Paso's Hill Top abortion center to get an abortion.

After paying $400 for an ultrasound, she was told she was 17 weeks pregnant and could not get an abortion in Texas -- so she was sent to nearby Santa Teresa, since there are no restrictions in New Mexico.

The abortion would cost another $200 to $300, which was more money than she had.

When she first spoke to 40 Days for Life volunteers, her main concern was finding a ride to Santa Teresa. But when one of the team leaders suggested to her that all of this was a sign that she should not have an abortion, the mom said, "I'm starting to think that, too!"

After she was given information about life-affirming resources available in El Paso, she declared that she was going to keep her child.

Said one of the volunteers, "Glory be to God!"


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.