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The small group of Germans peacefully praying for an end to abortion were accosted March 1, 2024, by some 20 assailants wearing hoodies who shouted in their faces, harassing them, mocking them, insulting them, provoking them, and intimidating them with aggressive behavior.

Pro-abortion activists aggressively harass peaceful pro-life prayer vigil in Germany

Mar 6, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

A lawyer and executive director of 40 Days for Life International denounced a March 1 attack by abortion activists on... Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.

40 Days for Life campaign begins call for prayer and fasting for end to abortion

Feb 14, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The international 40-day campaign seeks to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigils during the... Read more

A 40 Days for Life volunteer tries to pray for the end of abortion in Madrid in front of the police present on Dec. 28, 2023.

20 riot police sent to remove 10 young people praying rosary at abortion clinic in Spain

Dec 28, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Government Delegation in Madrid mobilized approximately 20 riot police officers to prevent about 10 young people from praying the... Read more


Hispanic world to ‘light up life’ in defense of children on feast of Holy Innocents

Dec 19, 2023

By Diego López Colín

On Dec. 28, the feast of the Holy Innocents, Spanish-speaking cities in Latin America and Spain will join together in... Read more

The Houck family

Mark Houck and wife sue FBI, DOJ for malicious prosecution

Nov 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Houcks are being represented by a Kansas City-based law firm with the support of 40 Days for Life, with... Read more

Posters against the 40 Days for Life campaign in Madrid, Spain, found on Sept. 27, 2023.

40 Days for Life in Spain: Abortion activists label pro-lifers ‘dangerous’

Oct 2, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Pro-lifers in the country are praying near abortion clinics in about 20 cities as part of the 40 Days for... Read more


680 babies saved during 40 Days for Life spring Lenten campaign

Apr 28, 2023

By Eduardo Berdejo

The international organization said 23,528 children have been rescued since the initiative began in 2007. Read more

40 Days for Life volunteers pray at the gates of an abortion in Castellón, Spain.

40 Days for Life in Spain tells volunteers to film or record their prayer time outside abortion clinics

Mar 8, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The 40 Days for Life campaign in Spain has advised volunteers to record their entire prayer time due to pressure... Read more

The minister of equality of Spain, Irene Montero, in the Congress of Deputies.

Spain passes new abortion law even more permissive than one upheld by Constitutional Court

Feb 17, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The law’s provisions are even more harmful than those of the law passed in 2010 that was recently upheld by... Read more

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

Pro-life college students to protest ‘life-ending’ abortion drugs at Walgreens, CVS 

Jan 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Our purpose of having these protests is so that we can let ‘Big Pharma’ companies know that it’s absolutely unacceptable... Read more


Spanish bishop prays in front of abortion clinic on All Souls’ Day despite oppressive law

Nov 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of Orihuela-Alicante, Spain, joined the 40 Days for Life campaign Nov. 2 in front of an... Read more

Luis Argüello, archbishop of Valladolid and general secretary of the Spanish Episcopal Conference

Spanish archbishop objects to labeling pro-lifers as ‘ultra-Catholics’ or ‘extreme right’

Oct 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

“There are only ad hominem arguments left for those who know they’re going against science, ethics, integral ecology, and the... Read more


40 Days for Life in Spain announces guidelines amid government harassment of pro-lifers

Sep 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

The first campaign in Spain since the government criminalized what is deemed harassment at abortion businesses by pro-lifers begins today... Read more

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla with volunteers from 40 Days for Life in Spain

40 Days for Life in Spain: ‘The more they persecute us, the more we will embrace the Cross!’

Sep 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Volunteers 40 Days for Life in Spain face for the first time the threat of jail time for praying near... Read more

Pavica Vojnović (right) and Lidia Rieder outside the Mannheim court.

German court rules in favor of right to pray near abortion counseling facility

Sep 1, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Silent prayer gatherings near an abortion counseling facility in a German town cannot be prohibited, according to a ruling by... Read more

A 40 Days for Life event in Pforzheim, Germany.

Court declares German city’s restrictions on pro-life prayer vigil unlawful

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The court upheld the right to free assembly. Read more

Pavica Vojnović, leader of the pro-life prayer vigils in Pforzheim, Germany.

Pro-lifers win right to appeal ruling on German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

Dec 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The challenge was spearheaded by a member of 40 Days for Life. Read more

A Mass is said outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Denver, Colo., Aug. 14, 2021 Credit: Tom Uebbing/CNA.

Mass celebrated in front of Denver's Planned Parenthood starts new phase of prolife ministry

Aug 17, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Catholics gathered across the street from Denver’s Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, the largest in Colorado, on Saturday for the launch... Read more

Pavica Vojnović, leader of the pro-life prayer vigils in Pforzheim, Germany.

Court upholds German municipality’s pro-life prayer vigil ban

May 14, 2021

The court dismissed a challenge to a ban on a prayer vigil in front of a pre-abortion advisory center. Read more

Pavica Vojnović, who has led pro-life vigils in Pforzheim, southwest Germany.

Court hears pro-life challenge to German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

May 13, 2021

In 2019, the municipality in Pforzheim, southwest Germany, denied pro-lifers permission to hold vigils near a pre-abortion advisory center. Read more