A Catholic bishop in Spain joined pro-life advocates in prayer Wednesday outside an abortion facility in Alicante, despite growing efforts to silence those who defend the rights of babies in the womb.
Their small group was one of hundreds across the world praying to end abortion as part of the fall 40 Days for Life campaign.
According to the Catholic News Agency, Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante, in Spain, promoted their efforts on Twitter, sharing a photo of him with a small group of people who were peacefully witnessing outside the abortion facility.
“If abortion is progressivism, then the law of the jungle is the height of democracy!” Munilla wrote on Twitter.
The report noted that the bishop’s statement was especially “significant because Spain passed a law in April that can construe praying in front of an abortion clinic as a form of harassment punishable by fines.”
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Despite the new law, the 40 Days for Life website shows 15 pro-life prayer campaigns in Spain and hundreds more across the world. The twice annual effort encourages pro-lifers to hold a constant vigil outside their local abortion facility to peacefully pray and offer help to mothers, fathers and babies as well as abortion workers who want to quit.
Since 40 Days for Life began in 2007, pro-lifers have witnessed more than 22,000 unborn babies saved from abortions, 131 abortion facilities close and 242 abortion workers quit.
Approximately 42.6 million unborn babies were aborted across the world in 2021, according to statistics compiled by Worldometers.