Movimento per la Vita

Screen Shot 2021 01 14 at 10.42.11 AMMovimento Per la Vita Italiano (MPVI) is the most prominent Italian Pro-life Association. It has the mission to defend and promote the value of human life “from the conception to the natural death” without exceptions.

Since 1975, MPVI has been actively working nationwide to promote the right to life and the value of human dignity. It meets pregnant women who need help with tailor-made empowerment projects: every story, every woman, is different and unique.

Solidarity, democracy, non-confessional purpose, and specificity are the other values inspiring the Movement service.

At a glance:

  • 32.500 mothers served each year,
  • 11.934 mothers assisted in 2019-2022 through SOS Vita (Italian Option line),
  • 10.000 volunteers across the nation,
  • 431 pregnancy help centers (Centri di Aiuto alla Vita - CAV) and local MPV centers,
  • 64 maternity homes,
  • 2 MOVIT, pro-life university groups (in Florence and Rome),
  • 1 “Equipe giovani,” i.e. the national youth group.

We welcome every mother with difficulty, maybe hesitating to keep her baby.

Our challenge is reaching many more mothers through SOS VITA service.

Let Us Help Her.


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SOS Vita

In addition to CAVs and Homes, the MPV offers the Option Line called "SOS VITA," which includes a free line (+39 800 813 000) and an online chat ( Both these services are open 24/7.

It is the best solution to overcome the fear of judgment and the shame of some girls and still offer them listening until the last moment before choosing their pregnancy. 


Carlo's Life: A Gift for Everyone

In 2019, during the pandemic, Beatrice was only 19 years old. She had recently started college and dreamed of becoming a professor of Math. Caught by the sudden pandemic, she isolated herself from her family in the city where she studied. She approached that neighbor, a handsome young man, a late-year student in law school. She got pregnant. Desperate and isolated, Bea surfed on the Internet, found a contact, and found SOS VITA. Thanks to the support of our volunteer, called like her mother, she felt supported and decided to keep her baby. At the baptism of Carlo, Beatrice invited all her uncles, even those with whom there had been misunderstandings. Thanks to the birth of little Carlo, the parents met her uncles, they clarified themselves, and today the family is more united than before.


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