Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide’s state, South Australia, legalized abortion in 1969. Abortions are free – covered by Medicare. Most of the abortions take place in a state-run facility that is set far back from the road, making it difficult to reach the women arriving for appointments.

But there are still ways of reaching out. One of the volunteers runs a café near the abortion center. And a pregnancy help center operates a shop next door to the café that’s called Reborn Baby Gear.

“With Australia being so secular and abortion so well entrenched, it is a difficult battle,” said Alan, the leader in Adelaide. “Nevertheless, it is heartening to see many denominations coming together and we are inspired reading of campaigns held in the snow and sleet in the northern hemisphere.”

Alan reports one confirmed baby saved this campaign … and another young woman who now seems likely to choose life “after a long discussion with one of our most enthusiastic volunteers. “

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Written by
David Brandao, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

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.