The first-ever 40 Days for Life vigil in Barcelona is taking place outside an abortion facility in a posh residential suburb.

?They?ve a very good team,? said 40 Days for Life?s Robert Colquhoun, who visited with them.

Many people have come to pray for the very first time outside an abortion business. ?Some were skeptical but were won over once they witnessed the vigil,? he said. ?At least four to eight people have been at this vigil at any one time.?

There is very little public opposition to the prayer presence, Robert said, ?but the abortion centre staff are not happy they are there.?

Volunteers say they know of at least five babies saved so far.

In one instance, they were able to convince an abortion-minded woman to visit a doctor and hear her baby?s heartbeat. The doctor did an ultrasound exam ? and then invited her to come back for a second check. The sonogram showed twins!

Robert said Elvira, the local coordinator, and her team have set a strong example, ?which should spread to the rest of the country from a solid base in Barcelona.?


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.