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Thousands expected to join March For Life online

Thousands are expected to take part in March for Life UK’s online Lifestream 20 event tomorrow (Saturday 13 June 2020).

Attendance and momentum has been building since the UK launched its first March for Life, in 2012.

Last year almost 5,000 people gathered outside the UK Parliament in London.

However, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event has been taken online.

Lifestream 20 will include testimonies, live Q&A’s, and workshops from some of the world’s best pro-life speaks as well as short films, music, and much more.

A concurrent stream will also carry age-appropriate material for younger children including book-readings, music and more.

For full details of the event, register for an information pack on the March for Life UK website or visit their Facebook page.  

Before COVID-19 caused many parts of the world to go into ‘lockdown’, pro-life demonstrations were seeing record attendance numbers.

Earlier this year, hundreds of thousands of people attended the US March for Life, a record-breaking 9,000 people attended the March for Life in Chicago, Illinois, and over 8,000 people gathered for the Celebrate Life rally in Denver, Colorado carrying signs that read, “Civil rights begin in the womb” and “I am the pro-life generation.”

In 2019, over 50,000 Slovakians called on the country’s leaders to protect unborn babies. 

Pro-life demonstrations in Northern Ireland have reached over 20,000 people, while over 11,000 marched for life in the Netherlands, and over 2,000 people attended New Zealand’s March for Life.This year’s event comes just days after the UK Department of Health and Social Care revealed abortions in England & Wales reached an all-time high with 209,519 lives lost in 2019.

Dear reader,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.