Springfield, Illinois

“At our Springfield Planned Parenthood, a young woman came out and gave me a hug and said she was going to keep her baby!” said Claudia, the local coordinator.

“She thanked us for being there and said that our prayerful presence there caused her to change her mind and not have an abortion,” she said. “This experience has made the effort all worthwhile for me.”

Claudia said that just knowing one life has been saved is a tremendous blessing. “I can only imagine how many more women have the same experience but never say anything.”

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.