Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pro-Life March in Poland

On 31 May a gathering of an estimated 3,500 people took part in the Fourth Annual National March for Life and Family in Warsaw, Poland. Despite the torrential rain that poured down on the march, it was generally agreed that all the participants were very happy to show their support for family and life in such a public way. People carried signs saying: ‘Always and everywhere the family is for life’, ‘Stop Abortion’, ‘Choose Life’, etc.

The marchers came not only from all over Poland, but also from France, Germany, Slovakia, the Ukraine and the United States. All carried the flag of their respective countries, and were united in the common cause of being against the Culture of Death. Organisers of the march say that the fact that the Lisbon Treaty, with its anti-family and anti-life implications, was defeated by public referendum in Ireland (2008) gave a considerable boost to the pro-family movement in Poland and indeed all of Europe.