40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

To find out more about the campaign, go here.

40 Days for Life began as a one-time effort in Bryan/College Station, Texas in 2004. Local Christians organized a 40-day campaign designed to revitalize pro-life efforts in their community. A number of other cities heard about the campaign and conducted similar programs. The first nationwide, coordinated 40 Days for Life effort was launched in the fall of 2007. The project has since expanded internationally.

In Saskatchewan, due to the extreme cold weather and limited membership, we run 40 Hours for life in many centres and will spend 40 days for a few hours per day at the 2 main abortion centres - Saskatoon City Hospital and Regina General Hospital.  Keep in touch to find out details by coming back to this site regularly.


40 Days/Hours for Life.

Forty Hours for Life, Lent, 2016

Forty Hours for Life Hospital Prayer Vigil (Feb. 10 to March 20) will take place in Regina only this year.  Regina Pro-Life is holding the Vigil at Regina General Hospital.   The Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) their Vigil in front of City Hospital in Saskatoon in the Fall of 2015 and will likely do it again in the Fall of 2016. Click here for more information.


40 Days for life held a web cast on September 15th, 2015, to give a recap of its activities surrounding the whole Planned Parenthood exposure.  You can access the webcast by clicking here.

When you listen to the recording, you'll hear the latest updates on Planned Parenthood's baby parts trafficking scandal straight from video investigator David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress, and you'll learn how the abortion industry is trying to crush and silence David through legal attacks.


40 Days/Hours for Life.

Forty Hours for Life, Lent, 2015

Forty Hours for Life Hospital Prayer Vigils (Feb. 18 to March 29) took place in 2 Saskatchewan cities this year.  Regina Pro-Life held Vigil at Regina General Hospital and Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) lead the Vigil in front of City Hospital in Saskatoon.  Both cities completed 40 days in spite of some very cold, snowy, windy days.

There were up to 11 people in attendance daily at Regina General Hospital.  Rachel’s Vineyard pamphlets and others were distributed and appreciated.  Terri Bergen, the co-ordinator says that even though they don’t know who may have been affected by their effort, they are determined to do it again next year.  With 10,000 babies having been saved internationally through 40 Days for Life campaigns (as well as their parents and grandparents), we know that all of our efforts are bearing some fruit. 

CLC’s Vigil in Saskatoon was expanded with Vigils taking place in the morning as well as the afternoon.  In the afternoon (4:30 to 5:30) there were usually 20 to 25 people in attendance, many of them praying together non-stop, as a group, for most of the hour.  Everyone joined this group at about 5:20 to finish with a meditation and prayer.  The Vigil this year was attended by several youth groups. Some students from Holy Cross chose to attend as their Christian Ethics community service project. Also regularly attending were young people from CCO and Pure Witness.  On weekdays, in the mornings (at the time when abortions are actually taking place) there would be at least one person available for sidewalk counselling. They used signs such as “WOMEN DO REGRET ABORTION” or “WOMEN NEED SUPPORT NOT ABORTION”.  

As usually happens, participants at these Vigils experienced both positive and negative encounters with the public.  There were some honest questions asked concerning abortion.  There were angry, rude words and behaviour such as the fellow who “joined” a group prayer session blowing pot smoke in participants’ faces.

Thank you to our brothers and sisters who attended these Prayer Vigils, praying for the unborn little ones, through some very trying weather.  Those who could not attend these Vigils but gave support from home and in your parishes, please know that your prayers and fasting were very much appreciated. 

(Photo Courtesy Terri Bergen)