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Hundreds March for Life in Christchurch

Hundreds March for Life in Christchurch

Over 300 people marched in Christchurch today to highlight the value of all human life, and to speak up about New Zealand's unacceptably high abortion rate.

The march started in Cathedral Square following short speeches from a number of Christchurch high school students on the need for the young people of New Zealand to value life and speak up against abortion. Rallying underneath the Bridge of Remembrance, President of Prolife Canterbury, Lydia Moore, spoke of the the Family Planning Association's application for a license to commit abortions, killing pre-born babies up to 9wks.

“The Bridge of Remembrance serves as a memorial for us so that we never forget the sacrifice made by New Zealand men and women who fought for our freedom,” said march spokesperson, twenty-two year-old Sargia Harrison. “They sacrificed their lives for us to protect the innocent – why are we turning around and killing New Zealand's most vulnerable, pre-born citizens?”

“It was great to see so many young people at New Zealand's inaugural March for Life,” she said. “Young Kiwis are standing up against the complacency of our society which has created a culture of death, allowing abortion to kill so many of their own generation.”

In New Zealand approximately 18,000 pre-born babies are killed every year from abortion. This works out at approximately 50 babies dying from this form of child abuse in New Zealand. Every day.

The Purpose of the march was to firstly to stand up for the value of life in New Zealand, and secondly to protest against abortion in New Zealand by calling on the Abortion Supervisory Committee to deny the FPA an abortion license.

The march was supported by Family First, Right to Life, Focus on the Family, Family Life International, Prolife NZ and Stop Family Planning.

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