Kitchener, Ontario

Two 40 Days for Life prayer volunteers were standing near Freeport Hospital in Kitchener when a young woman, who looked to be about 19, walked up and asked what they were doing.

They explained that they are peacefully praying for mothers contemplating abortion, so that they may think twice about it and decide against it, to spare the life of the baby.

The young woman then shared her story. She was in this hospital’s waiting room … when she was 16 years old and pregnant. Her mother and other family members were pressuring her to have an abortion, to “get rid of the baby.”

On the day of her appointment, a nurse also told her – numerous times – that she should have the abortion. But as time for the abortion drew closer, something came over her.

She simply could not go through with it.

She left the hospital … and today she is the very happy mother of a 2-year-old son.

“She thanked us for doing what we do,” said Ewelina in Kitchener. She also she would try to come out to stand and pray with the volunteers.

“Thanks be to God,” Ewelina said, “for YOU – for giving up your time to be a witness for the unborn and saving lives!”


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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.

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