Among the vulnerable for whom the church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this.
In the light of Ealing Council’s recent decision to implement buffer zones, and the possible decision of other councils to do the same, the British March for Life is more relevant than ever in 2018 in getting across the message that there are alternatives to abortion.
This year the March for Life will be held on Saturday, 5th May 2018 in London (after six years in Birmingham). Organisers told the Catholic Herald: “The moving of March for Life/LifeFest18 to central London is a huge step forward for pro-life activism in the UK”.
The March, which takes place each year around the time that the 1967 Abortion Act took effect, started as a small gathering in 2012 but now attracts numbers in the thousands.
The day begins with a series of events in the De Vere Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA, including prayer services, talks and pro-life workshops. The Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, as Protectress of the Unborn, will also be present in the Connaught Rooms.
At 1.30pm the March will leave from De Vere Connaught Rooms finishing at Parliament Square for speeches and a closing prayer vigil.
There were requests to take Our Lady on the March itself, but these had to be declined due to risk of damage to the Relic Image.
Come along and add your voice to the thousands!