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A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spanish bill that would criminalize prayer near abortion clinics called a 'danger to democracy'

Nov 11, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

An international 40 Days for Life director has said a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party that... Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic in Madrid.

Spain's lower house advances bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Sep 22, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The lower house of Spain's legislature voted Tuesday to take up consideration of a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Spanish bishop cricitizes bill that would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

Jun 9, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The secretary general of the Spanish bishops’ conference on Saturday questioned on Twitter a bill proposed by the ruling Spanish... Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.

Spanish bill would criminalize pro-life witness near abortion clinics

May 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bill proposed last week by the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party would criminalize “harassment” of women entering abortion clinics. Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

City repeals law limiting pro-life outreach at Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic

Nov 18, 2020

A law that curtailed pro-life outreach at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi has been repealed by the city of... Read more

UK government to permit elective abortion in N Ireland up to 12 weeks

Mar 26, 2020

The British government has published its legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland, which will come into force March... Read more

Push for buffer zones in Ireland follows pro-life vigil outside Dublin hospital

Jan 2, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A pro-life rosary vigil on New Year’s Day outside Dublin’s National Maternity Hospital sparked calls by abortion supporters for “exclusion... Read more

N Ireland abortion law plans 'devastating', pro-life leader objects

Nov 7, 2019

Northern Ireland’s proposed abortion law drew strong objections from pro-life advocates who said it removes almost all legal protection for... Read more

UK government opens consultation on proposed N Ireland abortion law

Nov 5, 2019

The British government launched Monday a public consultation on a proposed framework for the legal provision of abortion in Northern... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks with CNA in Rome on Feb. 4, 2013.

Boston cardinal chides new Massachusetts buffer zone law

Aug 5, 2014

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has criticized a new Massachusetts law re-establishing buffer zones around abortion clinics after the old... Read more

Women pray outside an abortion clinic in Albany, New York.

Supreme Court's abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Jun 26, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a... Read more

US. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court unanimously rejects abortion clinic buffer zones

Jun 26, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts state law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics,... Read more