ADF International and Pro-Life Prayer Group Challenge Public Prayer Prohibition at Court
In 2019, the local authority of Pforzheim, Germany, prohibited the assemblies of the "40 Days for Life" group that was peacefully and silently praying in front of a pre-abortion advisory center. The group's concern is to pray for women struggling with abortion and for their unborn children. The legal human rights organization ADF International is now challenging the prohibition in court, in order to ensure that the group's fundamental rights to freedom of religion, assembly and speech will be reinstalled.
Pavica Vojnović, the leader of the prayer group, calls for "better support to mothers in difficult situations" and the attitude that "every life is valuable and deserves protection".