As I finished and turned back to my computer to read more news, I ran across a story on the SuzyB blog that directly addressed my feeling of despair in my prayer for conversion.
"Even the staunchest of pro-abortion activists can have a change of heart. Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” from Roe v. Wade became pro-life after seeing a fetal development poster in 1995. Bernard Nathanson, an abortionist and one of the founders of National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (now known as NARAL Pro-Choice America), became pro-life in the 1970s after the development of ultrasound. Those are just the prominent conversions. Prayer vigils outside abortion clinics, most notably 40 Days for Life, have converted hundreds of abortion clinic workers and continue to do so. Can the Pope show Obama the truth about abortion? We can only hope and pray." Obama to Meet Pope Benedict XVI