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Cantabrians March to Defend Right to Life

Media Release 16 September 2023

Right to Life commends the estimated 500 women, men and children who peacefully and joyfully marched from Victoria Square in Christchurch today, Saturday 16th September, to express their support for a culture of life with love for mothers and their precious unborn. They marched to support legislation which will give legal recognition to the unborn child as a human being from conception and endowed by our Creator with an inalienable right to life, and to express opposition to a culture of death that threatens the lives of our unborn children and the welfare of women the second victim of the violence of abortion.

They marched to remember the more than 560,000 innocent and defenseless New Zealand unborn children who have been killed since 1978 by being poisoned, sucked out of their mother’s womb or being violently and painfully dismembered. This culture of death also threatens the vulnerable in our community with euthanasia.

The marchers gave witness to our community to the sanctity of life of every human being from conception to natural death. They also gave a strong message to Parliament and our government that we reject the Abortion Legislation Act 2020, which rejects the humanity of the unborn child and its right to life until it is born.

We will not rest until it is repealed. The marchers also reject the End of L