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40 Days for Life

What is 40 Days for Life?

Prayer is vital in bringing about an end to abortion. With thousands of campaigns happening around the world, people unite in concentrating their prayer and fasting to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion. During the 40 days, there is peaceful witness at a local abortion provider. Participants are encouraged to sign up for however much time they can commit to prayerful activism.

Each campaign has a page within the 40 Days for Life website, and the New York Campaigns can be found there as well. 

The Archdiocese of New York is blessed to have several 40 Days for Life campaigns at local abortion clinics throughout the archdiocese. 

Next Campaign: February 14 – March 24

Your prayers are needed. Prayerful presence outside of abortion clinics is truly essential. Your prayers offer hope to women in crisis and save the lives of the vulnerable unborn. 40 Days for Life is a life-saving prayer campaign that will take place throughout our Archdiocese starting on February 14 and concluding March 24. 40 Days for Life is a peaceful initiative consisting of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion facilities, and educational outreach with the goal of protecting mothers and their children from abortion. More than 24,000 unborn children have been saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life campaigns.  To learn more about the 40 Days for Life campaign, visit:

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Opening Events
Bronx Kick-Off Rally


White Plains Kick-Off Rally

Saturday, February 10th at 9:00 AM at the vigil location: Planned Parenthood, 175 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY

Newburgh & Goshen

Sunday, February 11th from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM in the gymnasium at Sacred Heart Church located at 26 Still Road, Monroe

Opening Mass: Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church in Monroe

Spring Valley Kickoff Rally

Find a Vigil Site Near You

Here is a listing of the locations and contact information for the nine vigil sites in the Archdiocese.


1. East Bronx Campaign ***NEW LOCATION***

  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • 1695 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY
  • Contact: Cecile: (347) 880-0138; [email protected]

Sign-up for hours here!

2. South Bronx Campaign

Sign-up for hours here!

  • Planned Parenthood
  • 7 Coates Dr. Suite 4, Goshen, NY
  • Contact: Mary: (917) 817-9174; [email protected]

Sign-up for hours here!


1. Bleecker Street Campaign

  • Planned Parenthood
  • 26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY (Public right-of-way across the street)
  • Contact: Laurie: [email protected]

Sign-up for hours here!

2. 42nd Street Campaign

  • Parkmed NYC Abortion Clinic
  • 800 Second Avenue, New York, NY
  • Contact: Laurie: [email protected]

Sign-up for hours here!

White Plains
  • Planned Parenthood
  • 175 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Lucy: (914) 776-4135; [email protected]

Sign-up for hours here!

  • Planned Parenthood
  • 136 Lake Street #11, Newburgh, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Wendy Wood: (845) 820-4366; [email protected]

Sign-up for hours here!

Spring Valley
  • Planned Parenthood
  • 25 Perlman Drive, Spring Valley, NY (Public right-of-way outside)
  • Contact: Eileen Peterson: (845) 492-6709; [email protected]
Staten Island
  • Staten Island University Hospital North.
  • 475 Seaview Ave Staten Island, NY 10305
  •  Contact: Deborah Sucich: (929) 218-6502; [email protected]

Sign-up for hours here!

Why should you get involved?

Watch this video to find out!