South African March for Life

The National Alliance for Life (NAL) is an umbrella body composed of most pro-life groups, many churches and organizations. The aim of the March for Life is to:

  1. Inform most Christians in South Africa when life begins and what abortion really is.
  2. Inspire millions of Christians to take a public stand against abortion.
  3. Encourage mothers in crisis pregnancies not to abort their babies.
  4. Persuade medical personnel in SA to exercise their united constitutional right of freedom of conscience.
  5. Educate the voting public to vote on moral issues but especially on the abortion issue, as well as to make political parties aware of the importance voters attach to the abortion issue.
Never before has there been such a great need for pro-lifers to stand together, regardless of their various affiliations. Since 1 February 1997 more than one million, two hundred thousand babies have been killed in South Africa – by abortion – legally.
Presently, approximately 80 000 legal abortions are performed annually. If the illegal abortions are added the statistics are overwhelming. In 2012 the Department of Health estimated that there were 6.3 times more illegal abortions than legal abortions. This means that 503 000 illegal abortions need to be added to the legal ones, which brings the annual abortions in South Africa to the devastating total of 583 000. This situation cannot be allowed to continue. There is a desperate need for all South Africans to do something! We have the March for Life where all pro-lifers unite and “stand up for those who can’t speak for themselves”. We would therefore like to call on all pro-lifers to stand together in this matter.
We gather on the first Sunday of October every year at Umhlanga. Contact us: 032 481 5550 / 5807 or Pastor Aaron: 083 976 1847

Posters from this year’s March:

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Press Release – March For Life 2015

collage March 2015 smallMARCH FOR LIFE 4 OCTOBER 2015 This past Sunday was the annual National Alliance For Life (NAL), National March For life 2015. This event is held once a year on the first Sunday in October. It brings together people from all walks of life across South Africa who are pro-life and want to take a stand and stop the senseless killing of unborn babies. As much as the pro-abortionists claim that a woman has a right to choose what happens to her own body that baby although it might be inside her, is not part of her body, it is a separate person. If it is OK to kill a baby inside the womb, the next step of society will be (as is already being claimed by some leading bio-ethicists in the West), to claim that the lives of all human beings after being born are not equal. Society is being de-sensitized to the extent that the leading bio-ethicist in the USA (Peter Singer), can claim that up to 23 days AFTER the birth, a child should not be considered a human person that deserves protection from the law. The National march for Life is trying to get rid of such passivity in society and is open to all people from various organizations, as well as individuals and churches who demand the right of unborn human persons to full protection of the law. NAL provides a forum for all interested parties to come together and combine their efforts in order to raise awareness. The March For Life has been taking place for a number of years now and each year sees more interest from organizations and the media. Science has proven that life starts at the earliest beginnings of a human embryo and that very first cell contains all the information that makes the embryo a new, unique human being. It is a  person, which contains all the genetic information from the hair and eye color; the shoe size; how tall that person will be; whether they will be sportier or more academic or both etc. It will always be the weakest and most vulnerable of society that are taken advantage of and that is also true for an unborn baby. Just because they cannot stand up and speak for themselves does not mean we or their mothers have the right to decide if they may live or die. The goal of NAL and the March For Life is to inform and educate the public on abortion and get people, especially mothers, to realize there are other options available and that the complications a woman suffers after abortion doesn’t just last for those few minutes. The emotional scars can last a life time unless she gets therapy and counselling. Post Abortion Syndrome is well documented and results in severe depression, guilt, anxiety and regret. As a nation we call upon everybody to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. Since 1997 when abortion was legalized we have killed an estimated 1.2 million babies. On a world wide scale 19000 babies are aborted each day and since 1972 when abortion was legalized in the USA over 60 million babies have been aborted. It is time to stop this senseless taking of human life because it might be an inconvenience to us. We need to hold onto the sanctity of life.]]>

National March for Life – 5 October 2014

People march for life

SONY DSCDoctor’s for Life is proud to have been a part of the annual National March for Life in Durban on the 5th of October 2014. There were approximately 2300 people from all walks of life who attended, a 50{01b0879e117dd7326006b2e84bcaac7e8fa1509c5c67baf2c9eb498fe06caff4} increase on lasts year, and attendance is expected to increase considerably next year.

IMG_1099The National March for Life is an event where all pro life organizations and individuals gather together to show their support for the pro-life movement, and demonstrate their opposition to legal (and illegal) abortion. It is held on the first Sunday of October every year and is promising to grow exponentially. The National Alliance for Life (NAL) can be contacted regarding future events.

In 1997 when the South African public heard that that there were plans to legalize abortion, they insisted on a national referendum which was denied them. They were steamrollered and abortion was legalized by the South African Government.

SONY DSCIt was during the process of legalization of abortion that Doctors For Life International was brought into being. It had become clear that somebody would have to oppose legalization and be one of the voices for the unborn. In four of the most important embryology text books, the beginning of the life of a human being is clearly recognized as beginning at conception, and this is the position that Doctors For Life holds.

March for lifeAccording to Health Minister Mr Aaron Motsoaledi, statistics show that 94 000 schoolgirls fell pregnant in South Africa in 2011, of which 77 000 had abortions at public facilities. Discussions based on research and sound science will have to be brought to the table to challenge the status quo. It is clear that the law on abortion is not effectively dealing with the social challenges facing the youth, and the crisis that the Department of Health is grappling with.