I went to a meeting yesterday and became an official 40 Days for Life core team member. I really encourage everyone to get involved with this nation wide effort.
The 40 Days for Life was started in 2004 in Bryan/College Station, TX when a local pro-life group prayed for an answer about how to reduce abortions in their area. God's answer was the 40 days for Life. With only 2 weeks of preparation, the campaign activated 1000 people and led to a 28% drop in abortions that year. The campaign quickly spread to other cities, culminating in nationally coordinated efforts in the fall of 2007, Lent of 2008 and again this fall from September 24-November 2. Results have been overwhelming: hundreds of lives saved, abortion clinics closing, post-abortive women finding healing, abortion workers converting, and more.
This year there are 170+ cities participating (the list won't be online for a few more days). Even if your city doesn't participate officially, you can always participate by praying for abortions to end in your city, county, state, and country.
God has used 40 day periods throughout the Bible. I look forward to seeing what God will do during this one.