Frankfurt, Germany, Dec 21, 2021 / 08:05 am
A court has declared a German city’s restrictions on a pro-life prayer vigil in front of a pre-abortion advisory center unlawful.
In a Dec. 16 judgment, the Frankfurt am Main Administrative Court ruled that limits on when and where members of the 40 Days for Life prayer group could meet were incompatible with the right to free assembly.
The group had registered in 2020 to hold a 40-day prayer vigil outside the Pro Familia advice center in Frankfurt am Main, in the German state of Hesse, from noon to 4 p.m.
But city authorities ruled that the group could only gather in the immediate vicinity of the center outside of opening hours.