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Crossroads: Pro-life walk across Australia 2014
· November 13, 2013 11:00 AM
Crossroads' second annual pro-life walk in Australia will begin in Brisbane on 11th January 2014 and will finish in Melbourne on 9th February.
Crossroads is an international pro-life organisation that sponsors pro-life walks every summer in several countries in order to help bring about a "culture of life" and a renewed respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life, from the very beginning in the womb until natural death.
The walk is made up of Australian young people and will pass through most of the biggest cities in the country, covering over 1,600km.
to download the flyer. The 2014 Crossroads walk calendar is also available via
For more information, please visit the
Crossroads Australia website
MR: Shocking scenes as 50 radicals try to disrupt March for the Babies
· October 13, 2013 11:00 AM
For release: Sunday 13th October 2013
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed concern at the anger and vitriol directed at pro-life supporters during yesterday’s annual March for the Babies in Melbourne.
More than 3,000 people participating in the peaceful march were confronted by around 50 radicals who yelled and screamed abuse. The shocking abuse of pro-life supporters was captured by
According to media reports, several of those hurling abuse were members of the Socialist Alliance and one was filmed wearing a T-Shirt advertising the Australian Sex Party.
ACL’s Victorian Director Dan Flynn, who is also Deputy Chair of March for the Babies, said today that such abuse was unacceptable in a society which respects freedom of speech.
"Every group has the right to lawful assembly and free speech, but no group has a right to violently attack such a lawful assembly with abuse and violence.
“I can only surmise that the motive of these 50 people is to manufacture a violent scene to dissuade people from attending the March for the Babies in the future.”
Mr Flynn said he respected the view of the pro-abortion protestors but said the cause of protecting unborn babies and reforming Victoria's abortion laws should be allowed to be debated in a civil manner.
March for the Babies occurs each year to peacefully campaign for human rights protections for the unborn, which were completely removed by the passing of a 2008 abortion bill in the Victorian Parliament.
Dan Flynn on the Political Spot
· March 12, 2013 11:00 AM
Dan Flynn works at the Australian Christian Lobby. He spoke to the ACL's Katherine Spackman about the private member's bill in Tasmania introduced by Health Minister Michelle O'Byrne to liberalise abortion laws in the state. Tasmanians have until the 22nd of March to make a submission to the draft bill -
Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill
. Comments on the draft Bill must be in writing and emailed to
or posted to Population Health Equity, GPO Box 125 Hobart, TAS, 7001.
National Day of Prayer for Life this Sunday
· October 27, 2010 11:00 AM
A National Day of Prayer and Fasting for Life is to be held this Sunday, October 31, to combat “a wave of anti-life sentiment which seems to be sweeping Australia”.
The special day is being organised by the
team, who are encouraging all people of faith to get involved.
“Let us call to the author of life and ask him to intervene in our nation. You might be able to miss a meal, refuse dessert or fast for the day. Ask your friends to do the same. Ask your church to join with you,” said Dr Graham McLennan from the Canberra Declaration team.
Dr Lachlan Dunjey from
Medicine with Morality
and one of the supporters of the Canberra Declaration said, “The battle for the intrinsic value of all human life intensifies across Australia with the push for euthanasia, unrestricted abortion, the elimination of all that is less than perfect, destructive embryo research and the overriding of conscience in medicine. It is more important than ever before for God’s people to declare that all humanity is created in the Image of God and support this Declaration.”
Ps Matt Prater from
and one of the instigators of the Day of Prayer and Fasting said that Sunday 31 October is the final day of a worldwide
40 day call to prayer and fasting
to halt the destruction of life on our planet through abortion. It is also the day the
commenced in 1904 and, sadly, is known as the day Halloween is held. “We must pray for our youth to see the light of Jesus, and not be deceived with the darkness of Halloween,” Ps Prater said.
Warwick Marsh from the Canberra Declaration team said, “We ask people to pray for the following: that Christians throughout Australia will humble themselves and pray according to 2 Chronicles 7:14 for revival and reformation in our nation; that God will give the media, our nation and its leaders a revelation of the beauty and sanctity of life and that hundreds of thousands of people will be motivated to sign the Canberra Declaration
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