The Fall 2011 40 Days for Life came to a close at 3 pm on Sunday, Nov. 6. The national campaign of prayer and fasting to end abortion took place at over 300 sites, and it was reported that 646 babies were saved. One of those moms who were contemplating abortion but who ultimately chose life for her unborn child was from Rockland. Click here to watch a video of the events of Day 40 in Spring Valley.
Rabbi Nolson Leiter of Torah Jews for Decency spoke before the ceremoney regarding the upcoming elections and the importance of electing candidates who are pro-life, pro-traditional family, and pro-God.
Then Msgr. Robert McCabe of St. Mary of the Assumption in Haverstraw prayed that God would protect Life and this community. There were hymns and patriotic songs, and Eileen Peterson, Richard Bruno, and John Ferrao, who organized the Rockland 40 Days, said a few words.
They thanked the many people who had come to stand and pray throughout the 40 Days and said they could rejoice because they had made it to the finish line — so many prayers, so much perseverance, all faiths upholding the Fifth Commandment — “Thou shalt not kill” — and taking a stand for Life.