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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:
Prayer & Fasting
Knowing that “with God, all things are possible,” people of faith and conscience unite in 40 days of prayer and fasting
The pro-life message is taken proactively to every corner of your community during a local 40 Days for Life campaign
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
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
Abortion Workers Quit
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 become 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!