All Victorians are encouraged to attend this year's March for the Babies (MFTB) on the 12th of October.
MFTB was established with the assistance of pro-life groups throughout Victoria in response to the passing of radical legislation in 2008 - the Abortion Law Reform Act - which eliminated all legal protection for Victorian children until birth.
This means that a woman can obtain an abortion after 24 weeks and until the moment of birth, if any two medical practitioners confirm the abortion is appropriate. Reasons includes not only life and health issues, but "social circumstances" as well. Such provisions have created an environment of abortion on demand in the state.
MFTB's goal is to see this legislation overturned, and to express to the government their disapproval at failing to protect the fundamental right to life of every unborn child, as well as protecting freedom of conscience for Victorian health care professionals.
ACL's Victorian Director Dan Flynn had an opinion piece published about Victoria's abortion law and the MFTB event in Online Opinion after last year's event, which saw around 3,500 participants. Read the piece here
Make your stance against this extreme abortion law by participating in the March:When:
Saturday 12th October 2013Where:
meet at the corner of Spring St and Wellington Pde, MelbourneTime:
Pink or blue to show your supportEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
for all enquiries
To find out more, please visit the official March for the Babies website
or download the brochure here