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Ethics – US march for life

March 2016

About 40,000 people marched in support of the unborn child’s right to life at the US March for Life in Washington DC.

The event, which took place on 22 January, marked the 43rd anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, in which the United States Supreme Court effectively legalised abortion across the country.

The theme for this year’s march was ‘Pro-life and pro-woman go hand-in-hand’, which aimed to challenge the political argument that defending the life of the unborn child disregards the mother’s well-being.

The UK is also set to host a march against abortion. The third annual March for Life UK will take place on Saturday 14 May, at St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham.

It will centre on the idea of ‘Life from conception, no exception’, a statement that Christian Concern’s Chief Executive Andrea Williams has said was apt, in the light of recent developments in pre-natal testing. 

She said, ‘As believers in a life-giving Saviour, we must endeavour to proclaim this beautiful truth, speaking for those who are unable to speak for themselves’.

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