The 40 Days for Life vigils in Croatia typically take place near hospitals, as that?s where most of the abortions are done.

Petra, one of the leaders, says there has been some negative reaction to the vigils, ?but we must be in front of hospitals for women in need.? They?re aware of women who were planning to have abortions who are now having second thoughts.

The team is most encouraged by one group of high school girls who?ve been praying weekly at the 40 Days for Life vigils in each of the Zagreb campaigns. ?They are young, nice and beautiful, and they are the pro-life generation.?


Petra also noted the growth of other Croatian campaigns. In Sisak, the vigil has expanded. ?They are really devoted, and they raised number of people praying in front of the hospital.?

In Slavonski Brod, the team has added nighttime vigils. Petra is particularly impressed with Lucija, ?one of our youngest volunteers, who is leading prayers when she is in front of hospitals with her parents. And she is just 10 years old!?




With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.