Scores of pro-lifers from different all nine provinces in the country gathered in uMhlanga Rocks last Sunday, in what was a peaceful protest march against the legalisation of abortion in South Africa.
It has been 20 years since abortion was legalised in the country, but pro-life organisations, such as the National Alliance for Life (NAL), has come out strong against the law. They hope to have the law reversed, said NAL.
According to its chairpesron, Dr Albu van Eeden, the body was formed to create a platform for times where there was a need for pro-lifers in South Africa to plan and act together.
“Despite the legalisation of abortion in February 1997, there is a groundswell movement among South Africans against this law,” said Van Eeden.
He said the march aims to inspire pro-life people to take a public stand against abortion. This year, pro-lifers from all nine provinces arrived in Durban for the national march.
Van Eeden said never before has there been such a great need for pro-lifers to stand together, regardless of their various affiliations.
“This situation cannot be allowed to continue. There is a desperate need for all South Africans to do something,” he said.
Pastor Aaron Munsamy from the Verulam Youth Forum made it clear that they would fight until the law was changed in the country.
“We are gathered here today to fight against the aborting of unborn babies. Ever since the law was introduced the number of aborted babies continues to increase rapidly. We call upon all South Africans to help us fight this. Today is all about speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves.”