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March for Life Solidarity Statement January 21, 2010

Posted by Maddog in Uncategorized.

Every year since 1974, people gather in the dead of winter on January 22 for the March for Life. That date marks the 1973 Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S.

The number of people participating in the annual event has grown from around 20,000 in 1974 to an average of 200,000 in recent years.  The March for Life takes place in Washington D.C., but lately satellite activities in different parts of the U.S. have sprung up to make people aware of the holocaust brought about by the infamous 1973 decision, and to stand up for the dignity of human life in all its stages, from the womb to the tomb.

In the Philippines, committed pro-lifers have issued an open statement of solidarity with the March for Life and have begun to gather signatures in support for the statement online and in the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). The statement reads:

We, concerned Filipinos from all walks of life, who uphold, respect and protect the dignity and quality of human life from natural conception/fertilization to natural death, and the natural institutions of marriage and the family, hereby express our solidarity with the people participating in the January 22, 2010 March for Life in Washington, D.C., USA.

(initial signatories)

The signature-gathering event in UA&P saw both students and faculty members signing up in solidarity with the pro-life event in the U.S.

Pro-Life tarpaulin with signatures

Pro-Life tarpaulin with signatures at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P)



1. Maddog - January 27, 2010

Jill Stanek has written a short piece on the statement and the UA&P activity where students and faculty signed it. The story is at:

Filipino university pro-lifers stand in solidarity with American pro-lifers

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