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40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

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

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. 

For more information visit 40 Days for Life.

Next Campaign: Feb 22 – Apr 2

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 22 and concluding April 2. 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 22,000 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

White Plains:

Saturday,  February 18th at 10am in front of the Planned Parenthood on Tarrytown Rd. in White Plains.


Sunday, February 19th at 3:30 PM Cardinal O’Connor Hall  (basement of St. Francis of Assisi Church) 145 Benkard Ave, Newburgh, NY


Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM On the public right of way on Coates Drive, Goshen, NY


Saturday, February 18th at 2:00 PM at Van Nest A/G Church located at 655 Rhinelander Ave in the Bronx, 10462.

Spring Valley:

Find a Vigil Site Near You

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


1. Eastchester Campaign *NOTE* this campaign has accomplished its goal – Bronx Abortion is now CLOSED

Bronx Abortion


2. South Bronx Campaign

Sign-up for hours here! 


1. Bleecker Street Campaign

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

Sign-up for hours here!

2. 42nd Street Campaign

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]

Sign-up for hours here! 

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!