March for Life UK requires adjustments to guard the unborn
March for Life UK was held online this year due to concerns about the corona virus(Photo: Facebook / March for Life UK)
Dr.'s niece Martin Luther King, Alveda King, and crossbench peer Lord Alton were among the speakers at March for Life UK 2020, which took place over the weekend due to concerns about the corona virus.
In a strong video message from the United States, evangelist Alveda King said that she was not always for life and had lost a child through abortion before becoming a Christian in 1983.
"When I became a Christian in 1983, my eyes were opened to the truth about abortion, what a woman chooses when she chooses abortion," she said.
"She chooses her own child's death; we cannot pretend it is less. We can never accept that this is the right course of action, even if a child has been diagnosed with a serious illness or disorder like Down's Syndrome."
She said British abortion laws that allow abortion of babies with disabilities until birth are "heartbreaking" because she criticized the lack of legal protection for unborn babies.
"Even children with disabilities are created in God's image and deserve the same right to life as all of us," she said.
"Britain is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act, which is designed to promote equality and equal opportunities for all. Those are nice words, and equality is certainly a fair thing, but there is a group of people who are left out and whose equality does so never mind … the unborn.
"Many still deny the humanity of these babies, although we can see them with our own eyes on ultrasound, although we can hear with our own ears how their hearts beat while they remain in the womb.
"We cannot call ourselves a just society, no society anywhere in the world if we allow, accept, sanction and sanctify the right to have an abortion. And the fate that happens to the unborn baby affects all of us out."
Lord Alton said that the 1967 abortion law, which was introduced to allow abortions under certain circumstances, has since become an "out of control abortion law", with one of the consequences of a "fundamental change in our society's treatment of the unborn they are "now left with little or no rights".
He said the number of abortions in Britain – 9 million since the law was passed half a century ago – should serve as a "wake-up call to society".
"But across the country, we're abandoning women and babies in the womb," he said.
"We need to rethink fundamentally and radically to ensure that both groups get the support they deserve so badly. Why? Because both lives are important."
He criticized the fact that despite strong regional opposition, the British government in Northern Ireland had imposed the most extreme abortion framework in Europe.
He urged pro-lifers in the province to contact their MLAs to express their opposition and to call for laws to repeal "regressive" regulations.
"Another 100,000 lives could be saved in the next 50 years if this legislation were lifted," he said.
He ended with a call to people across the UK to oppose unjust laws and said the womb "has become the most dangerous place in Britain."
"We have to get to a position where equality has to start from day one (of life)," he said.
"For the baby in the womb, life begins on the first day, but if there are to be many more days in his life and if there are to be changes one day, you must become her guardian, you must become her lawyer, you must become her Voice, and you have to get involved, get engaged and act. "
The full program can be viewed here and here online.