40 DAYS FOR LIFE BEGINS AGAIN ON FEBRUARY 18

Take the first step to join more than 650,000 people worldwide who are saving babies and protecting women from the harm of abortion

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The Beginning of the End of Abortion

40 Days for Life is the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping people in local communities end the injustice of abortion through:

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Prayer & Fasting

Knowing that “with God, all things are possible,” people of faith and conscience unite in 40 days of prayer and fasting

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Community Outreach

The pro-life message is taken proactively to every corner of your community during a local 40 Days for Life campaign

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Peaceful Vigil

A focused, 40-day, round-the-clock prayer vigil is held outside an abortion facility or public place in your city

Save Lives Where You Live

Watch this short video where you will discover:

  • How 40 Days for Life began with one hour of prayer . . . and grew into a worldwide movement
  • Why abortion facilities are closing in record numbers across America and around the world
  • The key strategies proven to be most effective at saving lives from abortion and helping those in need

Proven Results

By the grace of God, 40 Days for Life has achieved a stunning track record of life-saving results since launching in 2007 and rapidly becoming a worldwide movement

650,000

Volunteers

559

Cities

27

Nations

3,336

Local Campaigns

9,699

Lives Saved

107

Abortion Workers Quit

59

Abortion Centers Closed

What People Are Saying

“I hope and I pray that you will join us in this 40 days of prayer and fasting and help overturn Roe v. Wade, because we didn't have a choice in the beginning with the Supreme Court justices — they decided it for us.”

Norma McCorvey, formerly "Roe" of Roe v. Wade

“The Holy Father greatly appreciates the dedicated work that you and everyone involved in 40 Days for Life are engaged in to promote respect for the lives of all unborn children. His Holiness assures you of his prayerful support for you, your colleagues and all those whose prayer, fasting and sacrifices are saving countless lives and giving glory to God.”

Pope Francis, via Vatican Secretariat of State

“40 Days for Life brings 2 Chronicles 7:14 into 21st century focus. As one human race, we bcome united in prayer. Glory to God!”

DR. ALVEDA KING, NIECE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

“I am in this movement today because of ordinary people who took on an extraordinary task. My former abortion clinic is closed because of their sacrifice. Babies are alive because of them. Women are no longer being hurt by abortion in their community. You can do this. You can save a life. I now stand alongside you in this 40 Days for Life movement.”

Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director

“40 Days for Life is a testimony to the power of prayer and what can happen when we're consumed by a magnificent obsession, namely that life is sacred and every baby at every stage of development deserves to be protected under law. God is on the move amidst the darkness.”

Jim Daly, Focus on the Family

“40 Days for Life helps us to be spiritually aware of the need to pray for our unborn brothers and sisters, empowering us to be on the front-lines, reaching out to mothers and fathers with a message of hope. There is no movement more important, and 40 Days for Life is leading the fight, spiritually, and practically, in the trenches every day.”

Lila Rose, Live Action

“Fasting and praying with 40 Days for Life unifies pro-life energies and illuminates us with grace in our efforts to conquer the culture of death. I strongly encourage every person and organization that believes in the dignity of life to join the 40 Days for Life campaign to end abortion, restore families, and renew communities for life.”

Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D., Heartbeat International

“Historians will write about the crucial role that 40 Days for Life played in the end of legal abortion. We encourage each young activist that we train to become involved or lead a 40 Days for Life campaign in their community because we believe it is one of the most effective ways for our movement to abolish abortion.”

Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America

“Priests for Life and I are delighted to have been involved in 40 Days for Life from its inception, and to share the vision and trumpet the call that the Body of Christ belongs in front of abortion centers, to turn despair into hope and death into life!”

Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life

Make an Impact. Get Involved.

Take the first step today. Find the 40 Days for Life location nearest to you, get involved, and help change hearts and minds, save lives, and transform your community.

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