7 October was International Life Chain Sunday. A National March for Life, organised by the National Alliance for Life, took place in Durban, with about 550 marching in the pouring rain. About 120 Christians formed a Life Chain to proclaim the sanctity of life in Cape Town. Life Chains also took place in 3 other cities in South Africa: Johannesburg, East London, and Bloemfontein.
The Life Chain is an international prayer rally and peaceful placard protest against the abortion holocaust. The Life Chains recognise the abortion holocaust as one of the greatest evils being committed in the world today.
According to official Department of Health statistics, 1 010 019 babies have been killed by abortion in South Africa since abortion-on-demand was legalised in 1997. Possibly millions more have been killed by illegal abortions. The Department of Health estimated that there are 38 illegal abortions per 1 000 women (Sowetan Live, 12 June 2012).
70 Crisis Pregnancy Centres across South Africa provide women facing a crisis pregnancy with loving alternatives and practical support.
Cheryllyn Dudley, a Christian Member of Parliament on the Health Portfolio Committee said at the Life Chain in Cape Town, “Without the Right to Life, all other human rights are meaningless. If South Africans who are pro-life want to have a voice in Parliament, they must ensure that they vote for pro-life parties at the next elections.”
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Proverbs 31:8
Pro-life activist Peter Throp has been fined R2 500 for placing ‘Value Life’ stickers over illegal abortion posters in Cape Town. He has chosen not to pay the fine and will rather go to court on 12 November to defend his actions. He recommends that police use the RICA system to block the cell phone numbers of illegal abortionists.
“Pro-life groups are willing to help the Department of Health and Police crackdown on illegal abortionists who are endangering so many millions of women and babies’ lives. However, it is ludicrous when the police fine pro-lifers for taking action against these abortion posters but fail to arrest those are clearly contravening the law,” says Taryn Hodgson, International Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network.
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