The annual 'March for the Babies' was held last Saturday (Oct 10, 2011) in Melbourne. Life Network Australia wishes to congratulate the MFTB committee and chairman, Bernie Finn, on a fantastic and well organised day - as well as applaud those who came from near and far to participate.
This year's March was held on the third anniversary of the passing of the most extreme abortion legislation in the western world - with babies now able to be legally aborted right up until birth (and some babies even being born alive and left to die - Vic Health Department Report). Legal protection for women and girls has also been removed through the rejection of amendments by the Brumby Government, in 2008.
Guest speakers at the march included: Bernie Finn, President of the 'March for the Babies' committee; Helen Parker, The Babes Project; Cindy Collins, U.S pro life activist - intimately involved in legislative changes
supporting the rights of children before birth; Honourable Greg Smith MP SC, NSW
Attorney-General; Marlene Kairouz MP, Opposition Whip; and Michael Gidley Member for Mount Waverley.
Music was provided by an impressive Amy K!
The crowd at the march consisted of people of all ages, from babies through to the elderly, with lots of teenagers and young families.
Please mark October 13 on your calendar for next year's march, as we continue to advocate for the unborn and their mothers and families.
See footage and following pictures for a snap shot of the day.