Melbourne, Australia

Fons, the local leader in Melbourne, tells of a suburban couple that arrived at the “fertility control centre” where 40 Days for Life volunteers pray outside.

“They had already two children,” he said, “a toddler and a small baby. And now she discovered that she is pregnant with twins. She did not know how they were going to cope.”

But she knew what she was about to do was wrong. “She broke down crying at the gate, where one of our committee members was able to speak with her and reassure her and offer support,” Fons said.

The father had said he would go along with his wife either way. But one of the volunteers reminded him that she needed his support to have the babies.

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.