March for Life Held on 19th Anniversary of Legalisation of Abortion-On-Demand


On 1 February 1997 abortion-on-demand was legalised in South Africa. By 1 February 2016 an estimated 1 300 000 South African babies have lost their lives through abortion - legally - with tax payers’ money. 
Cape Town: Today (Monday, 1 February 2016), a funeral procession was organised by the Christian Action Network in memory of the thousands of babies, killed by abortion, who have never had a funeral. This is the 19th year that the Christian Action Network has organised a National Day of Repentance.
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.
Pro-life Billboard
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 60 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.
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
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