On 1 February 1997 abortion-on-demand was legalised in South Africa. By 1 February 2015 over 1 200 000 South African babies have lost their lives through abortion – legally – with tax payers’ money.
Cape Town, 2 February 2015: a March for Life to Parliament was organised by the Christian Action Network to mark the 18th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion.
Marches for Life Around the World
The March for Life in Cape Town comes in the wake of the 10th annual March for Life in Paris, France (25 January) to remember the millions of lives lost in abortion. Remarkably, over 45,000 people attended the March. In Washington DC USA, despite freezing weather, over 500 000, mostly young pro-lifers, took part in the annual March for Life on 22 January.
Marchers in Cape Town carried miniature coffins, Christian flags and crosses and were led by a hearse. A red 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.
Call to Repentance
Pastors from different denominations, took part in the procession and gathered afterwards to pray outside the main gates of Parliament.
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.
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 Most Basic Right
“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 Hodgson, International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network. “We call the nation to prayer and repentance for this national sin of abortion.”
The National March for Life in South Africa will take place in Durban on Sunday, 4 October 2015.