Falls Church, Virginia

One of the leaders in Falls Church walked up to a mother and her daughter outside the abortion center, offering to help.

“The mother came forward and took the pamphlet,” she said, “saying she wanted to keep the baby. But it was her daughter that didn’t want the baby.”

So the volunteer turned to her daughter and asked, “Are you considering an abortion?”

She said yes – she already had a child … and she picked up the baby who had been sitting in the car.

“Well,” said the leader, “you now have two – and this baby is precious, too.”

The young woman said she’d had an abortion previously – and wasn’t affected.

As the mother and daughter walked away – and into the abortion center – the volunteer started to text a handful of friends to pray for the young woman, that the Holy Spirit would touch her heart.

Two hours later, she came out and was asked if she decided to keep her baby.

She smiled and said, “Yes.”

The 40 Days for Life volunteer responded, “Seriously?” She repeated, “Yes!”

What made her decide to keep her baby? “Mom.”

“Yay Mom! You did a great job! Praised be to God!”

Her mother was happy to have another grandbaby. “A mother’s love and the power of the Holy Spirit conquered death!”

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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.