A March for Life in Cape Town next Thursday, Sanctity of Life Sunday services around the country on February 2 and a special mass in St Mary’s Cathedral in Cape Town on Monday February 3 are some of the ways Christians will be responding to the 23rd anniversary of abortion on demand in South Africa on February 1.
“Every year we lose more pre-born babies to abortion than the combined death toll of crime and car accidents. Since 1 February 1997, over one million, seven hundred thousand babies have been killed in South Africa — by abortion — with taxpayers’ money,” says Africa Christian Action (ACA) in a press release.
The March for Life next Thursday, organised by ACA, will be in the form of a funeral procession through the centre of Cape Town to Parliament. The procession will gather at the Keizersgracht Street parking lot below Cape Peninsula University of Technology (near the wall painting of an African woman) and march down Darling Street, past the Castle and city hall, left into Adderley Street, left into Spin Street, then right into Plein Street to assemble outside the gates of Parliament. Marchers are asked to dress in black to symbolise repentance and to meet in Keizersgracht Street by 12.30pm.
Prayer and action
ACA will lead a prayer rally at the main gates of Parliament (at the corner of Roeland and Plein Streets) from 1pm to 1.30pm. Those who are unable to make the funeral procession are welcome to join the prayer rally. A short memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony will be held in memory of babies killed by abortion in South Africa since 1997.
“In order to alert Capetonians to the reality of the abortion holocaust taking place in our land, Africa Christian Action aims at dramatizing the event, by hiring a hearse to lead our procession. Participants/mourners will also carry coffins, crosses and flowers in memory of the victims of abortion. Special obituary notices will also be posted on social media,” says ACA in its press release.
In East London on Saturday February 1 from 10.45am to 12pm there will be a life chain Chain outside Marie Stopes abortion clinic on the corner of Oxford Street and St Matthew’s Roads. Contact Frans van Aardt at 082 774 6649 for more information.
The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office will host Holy Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in central Cape Town on Monday February 3 at 1.10pm to mark the anniversary of the passage through Parliament of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, and to pray for a change of heart on the part of all who disregard the rights of unborn children.