Scores of pro-lifers took to the streets of uMhlanga Rocks on Sunday, 7 October, in a protest against abortions which the government made legal several years ago.

The march which was organised by the National Alliance for Life (NAL) began at the corner of Equinox Road and Zenith Drive. Marchers were united that every life matters. Some of their placards read ‘Rescue the unborn from death’, ‘Abortion kills babies’ and ‘I choose life’.

Pro-life organisations want the abortion law to be reversed and for abortion to be deemed illegal as was the case before 1996.

NAL claimed that support to have the law changed is growing.

The NAL is the umbrella body for numerous pro-life organisations and various religious support structures. They include Africa Christian Action, Africa Cares for Life, Birth Right, The Christian Lawyers Association, Open Door Crisis Centre, Doctors for Life International, Concerned Young People of South Africa, Focus on the Family, Health Care Christian Fellowship, International Christian Medical and Dental Association, Pro-Life SA, Verulam Youth Forum, Verulam Ministers Forum and Impilo.

Speaking to Durban North News, one of the organisers Pastor Aaron Munsamy said the event was a resounding success.

“The people have spoken. The time has come for the government to listen to the concerns of our people. “The message is clear. Every life matters,” he said.