Australian Christian Lobby QLD Director Wendy Francis gave a heartfelt address at the Brisbane March for Life, held on Saturday March 5, 2016. The annual event is organised by Cherish Life Queensland.
Below is a transcript of her speech:
"Today, I say to you the words that Moses used when he spoke to a crowd of his own people – “I have set before you today a choice between life and death; good and evil.” He goes on to call on the heavens to witness his challenge – “Oh that you would Choose life, so that you and your children may live”.
"Our country is suffering from deep moral confusion. And we each have a choice to make – we can choose a Culture of death or a culture of life. Today we have marched together for life. And as we did, we presented a moment of challenge for our people, such as Moses did.
"Abortion is a crime which no human law can claim to legitimize. We have a clear obligation to oppose it.
"Our society and our leaders must hear from us a clear “No!” to taking a baby’s life. Thank you for the strong stand you have made today to choose life, with all of its implications for human dignity and for the protection of the vulnerable. “Choose life, so that you and your children may live."