March for Life on 19th Anniversary of Abortion-on-Demand in SA
Monday, 1 February 2016: Marchers mourned the over 1.3 million babies killed by abortion since it was legalised in South Africa exactly 19 years ago. A funeral procession to the gates of Parliament, led by a hearse, with marchers carrying little coffins, crosses, flowers, flags, banners and posters, was hosted by the Christian Action Network in memory of the thousands of babies, killed by abortion, who have never had a funeral.
March for Life
The 19th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion-on-demand in South Africa comes in the wake of the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the National March for Life in Washington DC USA, where, despite freezing weather, over 500 000, mostly young pro-lifers, took part in the annual March for Life on 23 January. American marchers mourned the 58 million pre-born babies killed since abortion was legalised in the USA.
Marchers carried miniature coffins, Christian flags and crosses and were led by a hearse. A six metre billboard trailer, with the words, “Abortion is Murder”, and “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” (Proverbs 31:8) accompanied the marchers.
Over 80 Christians, including pastors from different denominations, took part in the procession and gathered afterwards to pray outside the main gates of Parliament in Cape Town.
Participants at the Prayer Rally prayed a Scriptural Imprecatory Prayer, calling on the nation and government leaders to repent of the national sin of abortion and warning of God's Judgement if they do not Repent.
Memorial for Aborted Babies
Steve Swart, ACDP Member of Parliament and Member of the Justice Portfolio Committee, told participants of the Prayer Rally that he believes that the abortion legislation can be over-turned and that one day there will be a memorial at Parliament to remember the millions of babies killed by abortion.
Cross-Western Cape Sanctity of Life Walk
Opportunities to give presentations at churches in Beaufort West, Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn and Mamre were some of the highlights for a team of five walkers and three drivers who trekked nearly 500km across the Western Cape to proclaim a Biblical pro-life message and collect signatures for a petition opposing abortion-on-demand.
The walk culminated with the National Day of Repentance March for Life and Prayer Vigil outside Parliament. The petition (with 1700 signatures), which is appealing for the Termination of Pregnancy Act to be overturned, was handed to Member of Parliament, Steve Swart, who will see that it is brought to the attention of the relevant Parliamentary portfolio committees. Further signatures for the petition can still be collected. Contact Dalene Labrum for copies:
“The Right to Life is the most basic right. Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless. We cannot consider ourselves a society that values human rights if the most innocent and helpless of all people - pre-born babies are denied the right to life,” says Taryn Lourens, International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network. “Life begins at conception. Abortion is murder. Every abortion stops a beating heart.”
“We call the nation to prayer and repentance for this national sin of abortion.”
Obituary notices were placed on social media in memory of all babies killed by abortion since 1997.
Sanctity Life Sunday
Throughout the country many church congregations and concerned individuals will observed 31 January as Sanctity Life Sunday. They reflected on the atrocity of abortion and proclaimed the sanctity of human life.
Other pro-life demonstrations and prayer rallies took place this Saturday in Kempton Park, and will also take place on 13 February in Brits.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Proverbs 31:8
Visit the Africa Christian Action Facebook page for photos.
Listen to Dr Hammond’s Sanctity Life Sunday Sermon – You Shall Not Murder on Sermon.audio.com.
Brits Life Chain
Brits: Saturday, 13 February,9:00am – 12:00. Corner of Crocodile Street and Hendrik Verwoerd Avenue, Brits. Contact: Greg Pereira: 083 359 5093.
See also related items:
Sanctity Life Sunday Sermons, Bible Studies and Prayers
Scriptural Imprecatory Prayer Proclamation Against Abortion
Sanctity Life Prayer of Repentance
Do Christians Care?
Abortion is Murder
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