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40 Days for Life
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Bishop R. Daniel Conlon's Statement
Prayer with Our Lady of Guadalupe During COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Vaccines
Stop Legislation that would Repeal Parental Notice of Abortion for Minors - Urge Legislators to Vote No on House Bill 1797 & Senate Bill 2190
Parents for the Protection of Girls

40 Days for Life

Help Save Lives by Praying to End Abortion

September 22 - October 31, 2021


What is 40 Days for Life?

40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.


Worldwide Results:

18,012 Lives Saved from Abortion

211 Abortion Workers Quit

107 Abortion Centers Closed


Learn More & Sign Up to Pray Locally:

Downers Grove:


Contact: Caron 40DaysDG@gmail.com




Contact: Jeff Galush (815) 341-4808 or jbgin1010@comcast.net

              Beth Doroff (630) 854-1092 or doroffbeth@gmail.com



If you have questions or are nervous, the local contacts are here to help. Reach out to one today.

Are you debating if you can really make a difference through prayer?

Watch this short video testimony from courageous parents who chose life in Aurora after seeing people pray outside Planned Parenthood.

FAQs about 40 Days for Life

Please abide by safe social distancing measures and wear masks while praying.