.- On November 7, some 10,000 volunteers will light a million and a half candles for each of the children and young people missing from the Spanish population since abortion was legalized in 1985.
The initiative is being organized by pro-life organizations and by the Fourth International Pro-Life Congress which will take place in Zarazoga November 6-8, 2009.
Up to now, some seven thousand Spaniards have sponsored a candle for life with a donation or a text message sent within Spain to 7745 with the word “Vela.”
Organizers hope to light the massive line of candles stretching across several city blocks on the night of November 7.
Each volunteer will light 150 candles, which will remain lit from 10 p.m. to midnight and later will be collected by volunteers when the event ends.
The purposes of the campaign are to bring attention to the benefit that these people would have been to our society, to raise money for the Fourth International Pro-Life Congress and for an assistance program for women in troubled pregnancies. This will help ensure that "nobody will choose abortion, especially because of economic reasons or because of a lack of support,” Congress organizer Antonio Gasos said.