Pro-life events on International Life Chain Sunday — October 2 2016

University of KZN (Westville campus) students at the NAL march on Sunday, October 6.
University of KZN (Westville campus) students at the NAL March for Life in 2013 (File Pic).

Sunday October 2 is International Life Chain Sunday and South African Christians are invited to take a stand for the right to life of pre-born babies by participating in the National March for Life in Durban, or in Life Chains in other centres.

On previous Life Chain Sundays, up to one million Christians in over 1 400 locations worldwide have taken such a stand for life, says Africa Christian Action — adding that more than 1.3-million babies have been killed through abortion in South Africa since February  1, 1997 – legally.

The National Alliance for Life, an umbrella body representing various pro-life organisations in South Africa, says the aim of the National March for Life starting at 2.30pm on October 2, from opposite the fire station at Umhlanga Rocks, is to inform Christians about when life begins and what abortion really is, to inspire them to take a pro-life stand, to encourage mothers in crisis pregnancy centres not to abort their babies, to persuade medical personnel to exercise their right of freedom of conscience, and to educate voters and political parties about the abortion issue.

People joining the march are asked to take note that no banners with abortion images will be allowed to be displayed at the event. Participants are welcome to bring their own banners with positive pro-life messages. More information is available by contacting: 032-481-5550 or

Africa Christian Action urges Christians in Cape Town to join them in a Life Chain starting at 2pm on Sunday, October 2, at the entrance to the Waterfront, opposite the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Buitengracht Street. For more information contact: 021-689-4480 or

A Life Chain will be held in East London on Saturday October 1 from  11 – 12noon at the corner of Oxford Street and St Mathew’s Roads. For more information contact Frans: 082-774-6649.

In Bloemfontein daily protests are taking place from Monday to Friday at the National District Hospital from 6.30am to 11am; and from Monday to Saturday at Marie Stopes abortion clinic, Hugenoot Street, from 8am to 11am.

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