Silent prayer OK outside abortion counseling office, German court rules
(Worthy News) – A three-year battle over silent prayer near an abortion-counseling facility in Germany took a new turn Wednesday when a regional court ruled in favor of pro-life protesters.
The pro-life group 40 Days for Life had been banned from holding twice-yearly gatherings for silent prayer outside the Pro Familia abortion counseling facility in Pforzheim since February 2019. ADF International, a human rights group, appealed the ban on the grounds of freedom of religion, assembly and expression, a news release stated.
“Every human life is valuable and deserves protection,” said prayer vigil organizer Pavica Vojnović in a statement. “I am heartened that we will be able to resume our prayer vigils in support of women and their unborn children in the place where we think it makes the most sense. It is a great relief that the court has recognized our fundamental freedoms.”