Written by: Dr. Peter Hammond
Article source: www.christianaction.org.za

Abortion
According to the Worldometer (www.worldometers.info) database that compiles global statistics, the leading cause of death worldwide for 2021 was abortion, which accounted for 42,640,209 deaths last year.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves …speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9

By comparison:
12,969,028 people died from communicable diseases;
8,204,895 from cancer;
4,994,147 from smoking;
2,498,649 from alcohol
1,679,420 from HIV/AIDS,
1,348,577 road accident fatalities
1,071,300 suicides
393,000 from malaria,

According to the World Health Organization, deaths in 2021 from (or with) the coronavirus totalled around 3.5 million globally.

“It is appointed unto man once to die and after this to face Judgment.” Hebrews 9:27

25 years of Legalised Abortion in South Africa
The 1st of February 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion on demand in South Africa. Every year we lose more pre-born babies to abortion than the combined death tolls of crime and car accidents. Since 1 February 1997, over 2,000,000 babies have been killed in South Africa, by abortion, mostly with taxpayers’ money. “Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity? Who will rise up for Me against the evil doers?” Psalm 94:16

Rescue the Perishing
For over thirty years Africa Christian Action has been standing for Faith and freedom, campaigning for Life and Liberty throughout South Africa. “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Deliver those who are drawn toward death and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’ does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” Proverbs 24:10-12

March for Life 2022
Every year, on the anniversary of this disastrous legislation, Africa Christian Action has organised the March for Life to parliament, followed with a Prayer vigil and Repentance service outside the gates of parliament. Our March for Life this year, will be on Tuesday, 1 February. The March for Life is in the form of a Funeral Procession, in which we take a walk through the centre of town to Parliament. The procession will gather at the Hanover St. (old Keizergracht St.) parking lot below Cape Peninsula University of Technology (near the wall painting of an African woman) and march down Darling Street, past the Castle and City Hall, left into Adderley Street, left into Spin Street, then right into Plein Street to assemble outside the gates of Parliament. The march will start at 12:30 pm. Please dress in black for a greater impact to accentuate the need for national repentance and bring your own water. We will provide placards and crosses for you to carry. “Wisdom calls aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words…” Proverbs 1:20-22

Prayer and Action
Once at the main gates of Parliament (at the corner of Roeland and Plein Streets), Africa Christian Action will lead a Prayer Vigil from 1 PM. You are welcome to slot in with that if you are unable to make the Funeral Procession/ March for Life. A Memorial Service prayer vigil and wreath-laying ceremony will be held in memory of the babies killed by abortion in South Africa since 1997. “If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Save Lives – Stop Abortions
In order to alert Capetonians to the reality of the abortion holocaust taking place in our land, Africa Christian Action aims at dramatizing the event, by hiring a hearse to lead our procession. Participants/mourners will also carry coffins, crosses and flowers in memory of the victims of abortion. Special obituary notices will also be posted on social media. Alternatively, you can organise your own Pro-life Prayer Vigil, or demonstration outside an abortion clinic/hospital in your own city.  “Could you men not keep watch with Me for one hour?” Matthew 26:14

“Now Choose Life so that you and your children may live” Deuteronomy 30:19

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Date published: 18/01/2022
Feature image: Image for illustrative purposes only. Artwork adapted from unsplash.com

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