Protect the 8th at March for Life


The Protect the 8th campaign was very much in evidence at last Saturday’s March for Life in Birmingham. A recently-formed pro-life group, London Irish United for Life carried Protect the 8th banners and distributed literature explaining the unprecedented threat to Ireland’s constitutional protection for the unborn. The March for Life went very well despite bad weather and an extremely aggressive pro-abortion counter-protest. Lots of people were keen to learn about the Protect the 8th campaign.


Before the march, thousands of people filled Birmingham’s Victoria Square for Lifefest 2017, to hear speakers, including Lila Rose, founder and president of US pro-life group Live Action, and to visit the stalls representing pro-life organisations from across Britain and Ireland.


The police had to protect pro-lifers from protesters who were blockading the March. They set off a smoke bomb before the police forcibly removed them. Later, they blocked the route of the March, delaying it for up to an hour. Police had to wait for reinforcements to arrive before they could remove them.


Highlighting the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1967 Abortion Act, the theme of this year’s event was “50 years too long, 8.7 million lives too many”.

Family & Life. London Irish United for Life.

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