The 2018 March for Life was held in Wellington on Saturday 8th December. It attracted over 1200 marchers of all ages from all over New Zealand. The march started at Civic Square in the CBD and ended at Parliament grounds. A number of Pro-Life and Pro-family organisations were represented as well as families and individuals. Marchers held placards and banners calling for justice for the unborn and their mothers.
Marchers walked peacefully and prayerfully from Civic Square, down Willis Street and Lambton Quay to reach Parliament.
At Parliament the marchers listened to speakers including MP’s Simon O’Connor and Alfred Ngaro, who spoke passionately about the importance to speak out about the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s plans to remove the protection afforded by the Crimes Act to our precious unborn children. Dr Ate Moala gave a passionate speech about the right to life of the unborn and the need for men to stand up and take responsibility when they father a child. Pastor Gina Sunderland spoke about the need for the Churches to become more fully involved in this battle.
The message behind the march was for all of us to be a voice for the voiceless and to love both mother and child.
Organisations represented in the March included
Family Life International NZ
Focus on the Family
John Paul II Centre for Life Christchurch
NZ Catholic Bishops Conference
NZ Christian Network
Right to Life
Voice for Life