Iztapalapa, Mexico

On Day 16 of the seventh 40 Days for Life vigil in Mexico City’s Iztapalapa section … volunteers gathered to pray as usual outside the Marie Stopes abortion facility.

The door says “bienvenidos” – welcome – but the place is a fortress surrounded by an iron gate with barbed wire at the top and security cameras … so what unfolded last Thursday seemed like a miracle.

As the non-stop prayer continued, employees began taking boxes and furnishings out of the building … placing them in a truck parked right next to the vigil site.

Then workers climbed on scaffolding … removed the “Marie Stopes” signs from the walls … and then carted them away.

The abortion business was closed!

By the end of the work day, the Marie Stopes signs were all gone … and only the 40 Dias por la Vida banner remained. Volunteers prayed in thanksgiving through the evening, praising God for what He had done.

“God has allowed us to witness His great love and mercy,” said one of the team leaders. “Thank you to all who join us in this noble cause.”

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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.