Spanking Ban Ironic in the Light of 15 Years of Legal Abortion - 31 January 2012


On 1 February 1997 abortion-on-demand was legalised in South Africa. By 1 February 2012 an estimated one million South African babies will have lost their lives through abortion - legally - with tax-payers’ money.

Cape Town: Tomorrow Wednesday, 1 February 2012, a funeral procession will be hosted by the Christian Action Network in memory of the thousands of babies, killed by abortion, who have never had a funeral.

 The procession to Parliament will start at 12:30 from Keizersgracht Street parking lot (below CPUT) and march down Darling Street into Buitenkant Street to Parliament (entrance in Roeland St), where a Prayer Rally (13:00) will be held in memory of the innocent victims of the abortion holocaust. A woman who has had an abortion will testify at the Prayer Rally about the terrible physical and psychological after-effects caused by the abortion.

Abortion – The Worst Form of Child Abuse
“The proposed spanking ban from children’s rights groups – touted to reduce child abuse - is ironic in the light of fact that abortion is the worst form of child abuse – it kills an innocent and defenceless baby,” says Taryn Hodgson, International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network.

“If we want to reduce child abuse in South Africa then let’s start by banning abortion. Effectively banning pornography, especially on the internet, would also go a long way to combatting child abuse.

“The existing law on child abuse is sufficient and firm enough. Child abusers must be dealt with severely – but don’t turn ordinary, law-abiding parents into criminals.

“We are aware of the extremely high levels of child abuse in South Africa and the responsibility of the Church to uphold the sanctity of life and to teach Biblical principles on parenting.”

Obituaries for Aborted Babies

An obituary notice will be placed in the Cape Argus and Cape Times newspaper in memory of all babies killed by abortion since 1997. 

Sanctity Life Sunday

Throughout the country many church congregations and concerned individuals observed 29 January as Sanctity Life Sunday. They reflected on the sad reality of abortion and proclaimed the sanctity of human life.  

A pro-life demonstration and prayer rally took place this weekend in Vosloorus and East London, and will be held in Durban, Bloemfontein and Polokwane this coming weekend. (See contact details below).

 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Proverbs 31:8

 CONTACT: International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network, Taryn Hodgson on 072 215 4801 or 021-689 4480, 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 [email protected] - 021-689-4481 -
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