100,000 dead babies
Archbishop Barry Hickey will launch the Western Australian Remembrance Walk and Rally for Life, scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Tuesday 25 May at St Mary’s Cathedral in Victoria Square.
This year will mark 12 years of abortion with state approval in Western Australia. Sadly by May 2010 over 100,000 children will have been killed by abortion in that State since 1998.
Rather than just holding a traditional Rally for Life at Parliament House, organisers, The Coalition for the Defence of Human Life, hope to make this year’s commemoration a pilgrimage of prayer, repentance and resolution.
Beginning from St Mary’s Cathedral, thay will march along St Georges Terrace. The marchers will stop for a prayer of repentance outside Government House, where on 26 May 1998 the WA Governor gave the Royal Assent to the abortion bill, ignoring the 10,000 signatures gathered on a petition against the bill over the preceding weekend.
Further down the Terrace they will pause again outside the Premier’s office to remind Colin Barnett, who voted for the abortion bill in 1998, and his government, that the first duty of the executive government of Western Australia is to ensure that all its innocent citizens – particularly the most vulnerable - are fully protected by the law.
The evening march will finish at Parliament House where the participants expect to be joined by many fine MPs from all parties who share a commitment to the defence of human life.
Please mark this date on your calendar now and invite your friends and family to join you. Children are very welcome at this event. Electric candles will be provided for all participants as well as “precious feet” badges as a memento of this occasion.
Reproduced from the April 2010 newsletter of the Coalition for the Defence of Human Life.