The ‘March for Choice’ was organised as a counter to the UK March for Life scheduled for the same time.
The event had been advertised significantly by a variety of ‘pro-choice’ social media channels and by a number of organisations.
The group shouted at the pro-life demonstrators throughout the march, and during the concluding speeches in parliament square. They continued to shout and scream throughout an emotional speech given by a woman who had been pressured into an at-home medical abortion aged 19.
Several speeches took place in which current legislation’s restriction on abortions after24 weeks of pregnancy was lamented.
The ‘pro-choicers’ also chanted and sang ‘pro-abortion’ versions of a popular song, as they also did in 2019.
A spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson, said: “What this poor turnout indicates is that there is incredibly low support for extreme policies – such as introducing abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth – supported by many pro-choice activists. This is mirrored in polling, which shows that just 1% of the general population supports the goal of pro-choice campaigners’ to introduce abortion up-to-birth”.
“It is no wonder, therefore, that when it comes to turning up to an in-person event, the support just isn’t there. This is a stark contrast to the March For Life which attracted thousands of peaceful demonstrators”.