INTERNATIONAL LIFE CHAINS' MESSAGE IN STARK CONTRAST TO GLOBAL DAY OF SAFE ABORTION 29th September 2016

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PRO-LIFERS TO CONVERGE IN DURBAN
FOR NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE
 
LIFE CHAINS IN BLOEMFONTEIN, EAST LONDON AND CAPE TOWN
– 1 and 2 October

 
Sunday, 2 October is International Life Chain Sunday. As many as a million Christians in approximately 1 800 locations worldwide have participated in Life Chains previously. A National March for Life organised by the National Alliance for Life (NAL) is planned in Durban and Life Chains are planned in 3 other cities in South Africa: Bloemfontein, East London and Cape Town.
 
The NAL is a loose affiliation of churches and organisations, formed in 1995. Details of the National March for Life and Life Chains are listed below.
 
The Christian pro-life stance, that abortion is murder, is based on the fact that the Bible and medical science make clear: life begins at conception.
 
The Life Chains recognise the abortion holocaust as one of the greatest evils being committed in the world today.
 
“In stark contrast to pro-abortion groups, who proclaimed yesterday (28 September) as the Global Day of Access for Safe and Legal Abortion, pro-lifers proclaim that no abortion is ever safe –a helpless pre-born baby is killed, and the mother is often physically, but always psychologically, wounded (as numerous peer-reviewed studies on Post Abortion Syndrome testify). Abortion is also the violation of the most basic Constitutional right – the Right to Life of innocent and defenceless citizens – the pre-born,” says Taryn Lourens, International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network.
 
“Pro-life groups uphold the sanctity of life – that every life is valuable to God. We provide women with real choices (alternatives) and loving support, not just one choice – abortion – that pro-abortionists coerce women into choosing.”
 
 “Life begins at conception. The pre-born baby is then genetically, physiologically and organically a distinct person. At about three weeks after conception the baby’s heartbeat can be detected. Six weeks after conception the baby has its own lifelong brainwave.”
 
“When a nation devalues it’s most helpless and innocent citizens and allows them to be slaughtered in their millions, it is no wonder that all other life is treated as cheap. It is an urgent priority for the Church to expose, oppose and end this genocide of children made in the image of God.”

The Christian Action Network estimates the number of babies killed by legal abortions since 1997 to be well over 1 300 000. The Christian Action Network believes that the number of legal abortions is higher than the official amount - due to outstanding statistics from some provinces in previous years and a possible failure of some hospital officials to accurately record abortions in state hospitals.

“The war against the pre-born is compounded by the illegal abortionists who are ensnaring vulnerable young women in every town and city in this country to use abortion as a contraceptive, for as little as R150,” says Lourens.

“The Christian Action Network urges everyone to scrape off illegal abortion posters whenever possible. You could potentially be saving the lives of two people – both the pre-born baby and the mother (as many women die from these backstreet abortions). We also urge you to lay charges against illegal abortionists at your local police station. A form detailing how illegal abortions violate both the Termination of Pregnancy Act and Medicines Act has been drafted for this purpose and can be downloaded here.”

The Life Chain is an international prayer rally and peaceful placard protest against the abortion holocaust.
 
Gifts, such as baby items, in support of KwaSizabantu Mission will be collected at the Cape Town Life Chain.
 
Country-Wide Life Chains
Cape Town: Sunday 2 October, 2:00 - 4:00pm. Buitengracht Street, near entrance to Waterfront. Contact: Africa Christian Action: 021 -689 4480 or 072 215 4801, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
40 Hours for Life – Cape Town – 40 Hour Prayer Vigil and outreach outside Marie Stopes abortuary, 91 Bree Street, Cape Town. Monday, 3 October to Friday, 7 October. Contact Colette Thomas for more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
 
Durban: Sunday, 2 October, National March for Life, 2:30 - 4:00pm, corner of Equinox and Zenith Drive, near Gateway Mall, Umhlanga. Organised by the National Alliance for Life, Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Contact: media spokesman: Vaughan Luck: 078 748 9884. Zulu spokesman: Sibongiseni Khumalo – 072 314 3149.
 
East London: Saturday, 1 October: 11:00-12:00, corner of Oxford Street and St Mathew's Roads. Contact Frans van Aardt: 082 774 6649.

Bloemfontein: Daily from 6.30am to 10.30am from Saturday 1 October to Friday 7 October, outside the National District Hospital and Marie Stopes abortuary. Contact Faan Oosthuizen: 083 265 9395, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
For further details contact

Christian Action Network International Co-ordinator,

Taryn Lourens: (021) 689 4480 or 072 215 4801 or E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christian Action P.O.Box 23632 Claremont 7735 Cape Town South Africa info@christianaction.org.za - 021-689-4481 - www.christianaction.org.za
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