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Thousands attend pro-life demonstration in Germany

Thousands of people from across Germany participated in the annual Berlin March for Life on Saturday, with many more following the events live stream.

Despite the coronavirus, over 3,000 people were permitted to gather in Berlin to call on the country’s politicians to “[protect] the right to life of every person from conception to natural death”.

People carried signs, provided by event organisers Bundesverband Lebensrecht eV [Federal Association of the Law of Life], reading “every person is unique” and “We love life!”.

The former Vice President of Germany’s federal parliament, Johannes Singhammer, thanked all participants in the march “for standing up for the right to life of all people so publicly and visibly”.

Several counter-demonstrations also took place at the same time as the Berlin March for Life.  

In addition, unannounced rallies, involving topless abortion activists, attempted to disrupt the family-friendly pro-life event at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, but they were prevented by police.

Record attendances at pro-life marches before coronavirus

Due to COVID-19, the organisers of annual pro-life marches have had to amend how they run their events, with many running hybrid events with online and in-person audiences.

Earlier this year, more than 40,000 people streamed Ireland’s Rally for Life in addition to 34 local and socially-distanced rallies taking place across the country before the livestream.

Before many parts of the world went into ‘lockdown’ or put safeguards on large events, pro-life demonstrations were seeing record attendance numbers, including in Berlin.

Already this year, a record-breaking 9,000 people attended the March for Life in Chicago, Illinois. A significant proportion of Gibraltar’s population gathered in February to encourage people to vote against introducing abortion to the region in a now postponed referendum.

Last year, the Berlin March for Life was attended by over 8000 participants – a significant increase on the approximately 5,300 people who attended the 2018 demonstration.

Additionally, over 50,000 Slovakians called on the country’s leaders to protect unborn babies. Pro-life demonstrations in Northern Ireland attracted over 20,000 participants, over 11,000 marched for life in the Netherlands, over 5,000 people marched for life in the UK, and over 2,000 people attended New Zealand’s March for Life.

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Dear reader,

Thanks to the support of people like you, on Monday 5 July, a major attempt to hijack the UK Government’s flagship Police , Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill with two extreme abortion proposals failed, in a major pro-life victory.

Unfortunately, this major defeat is not the end for our opposition.

The abortion lobby has already been successful at using the Coronavirus crisis to temporarily introduce ‘DIY’ home abortions.

The policy has not only accompanied a large increase in the number of lives ended by abortion but has also been linked to a number of serious incidents where women’s lives have been put at risk while performing their abortion at home.

Our opposition is now eager to see more widespread changes to legislation enacted and we are currently facing major threats on three fronts:

  1. The abortion lobby is further exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to attempt to make dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortions available permanently.
  2. The Northern Ireland Secretary has given himself new powers to force expanded abortion services on Northern Ireland.
  3. The assisted suicide lobby has brought foward a bill to legalise assisted suicide, which was introduced to the House of Lords on 26 May.

If these major threats from our opposition are successful, it would be a disaster. Thousands of lives would be lost. We can’t sit on the sidelines and watch these extreme anti-life changes become a reality.

As you can see, while we have won our most recent battle, we continue to be facing a very large challenge on life issues in the UK over the next couple of months – and we will be facing this across multiple fronts.

We are, therefore, appealing to you to please give as generously as you can. Every donation, no matter how small, will go towards saving the lives of the unborn and many others.

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