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Funeral Procession for Aborted Babies - 10 Years of Legalised Abortion

On 1 February 1997 abortion-on-demand was legalised in South Africa. By 1 February 2007 over 600, 000 South African babies had lost their lives through abortion - legally - with tax payers money.


Contact: Africa Christian Action, (021) 689 4481, info@christianaction.org.za


CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Feb. 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today a funeral procession was hosted by the Christian Action Network in memory of the thousands of babies, killed by abortion, who have never had a funeral.


Marchers carried miniature coffins and crosses and were led by a hearse. A six metre billboard trailer, with the words, "Abortion Kills Babies", and "Speak Up For Those Who Cannot Speak For Themselves" (Proverbs 31:8) followed the marchers.


Thanks to generous sponsors, the Pro-life Billboard trailer was driven around the Northern and Southern suburbs of the Penninsula and Cape Town city centre on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Over 120 Christians, including numerous pastors from different denominations took part in the procession and gathered afterwards to pray outside the main gates of Parliament in Cape Town.


Gospel tracts and Pro-life literature were handed to passers by.


Steve Swart, MP, who spoke and prayed at the Prayer Vigil, said "40 Years ago, the first heart transplant took place in Cape Town. After 10 years of abortion we all need a spiritual heart transplant."


Christian leaders signed an Imprecatory Prayer Proclamation that will be handed to a representative from the Health Portfolio Committee.


Following the Prayer Vigil, several of the participants, along with the billboard trailer, went and demonstrated outside the Marie Stopes abortion clinic.


"Every abortion stops a beating heart. Life is precious and should be protected," says Taryn Hodgson, National Co-ordinator of the Christian Action Network. "We call the nation to prayer and repentance for this national sin of abortion."


Obituary notices were placed in Die Burger and The Citizen newspapers in memory of all babies killed by abortion since 1997. Other newspapers refused to accept obituary notices in memory of the babies killed by abortion.


In Bloemfontien, several doctors came out to speak to the demonstrators gathered outside the National District Hospital to show their support and appeal to Christians to help counsel women in crisis pregnancy situations.


Our prayer is that God receives all the glory and that many lives will be saved as a result of these National Day of Repentance  demonstrations and prayer vigils.


Many other Pro-life demonstrations and prayer vigils are taking place around South Africa on Saturday and Sunday.


Johannesburg: Sunday, 4 February, placard demonstration and prayer vigil, contact Denise du Plooy: dayspring@christianfront.org.za or 084 200 0842.


Pretoria (Centurion): Saturday, 3 February, placard demonstration and prayer vigil, corner of South St and Lenchen Ave North, 9-12am, contact: Greg Pereira: 083 3595 093 or gregoryp@ams.co.za.


Stanger: Saturday, 3 February, placard demonstration and prayer vigil, contact Christians for Truth: 032-481 5512 or mail@cft.org.za.


Durban: Saturday, 3 February, 10:00-10:30am, prayer vigil, outside Marie Stopes Clinic, 36 Botanical Gardens Rd, contact Logan Nair: 072 998 3553.


Bloemfontein: Thursday, 1 February 7:00-9:00am, outside Nasionale Hospitaal and 8:00-10:00 outside Marie Stopes Clinic, 29 Elizabeth Contact: Faan Oosthuizen: 083 978 7279 or sdoosthuizen@xsinet.co.za or Martha Dean: 083 978 7279.


Kimberley: Saturday, 3 February, 10:00am, March and Prayer Vigil, starting at Diamond Roadhouse. Contact: Rooies Strauss: rooies@soulsforjesus.co.za or 082 7899550.