The march was attended by evangelicals from various ethnic groups, including Tzotzil, Chol, Tojolabal and Tzeltal. They expressed their faith in Christ and hope through song and praise in their mother tongues.
Six panelists from different fields will analyse the issue in an online forum organised ahead of the film ‘Sound of Freedom’ premiere.
In capital city San José, evangelicals and Roman Catholics denounced the trafficking of children and other forms of exploitation in Latin America.
Thousands of people took the streets for the right to life. As in the years before, counter-protests tried to block the March For Life.
As in previous years, the ninth edition of the March for Life began with talks, testimonies, and music for all ages at the morning indoor pro-life festival.
José Vivas was held in prison for a month after an irregular trial, due to a misinterpretation of a statement he made about the need to have spiritual freedom.
Sao Paulo hosted the largest Christian gathering in Latin America. There was less political representation in this year's edition.
The unity initiative Spain We Pray for You brought together evangelicals from across the country.
A march organised by pastors in Tegucigalpa asked the government to stop same-sex marriage legislation and gender ideology in schools.
“The right to kill cannot become a supra-legislative rule, a constitutional right”, said organisers of the march for life.
The 12th March for Life in Switzerland had a festive mood, with live music, testimonies, and a call to implement a 24 hours period of reflection before performing an abortion.
In recent Marches For Life, Christian organisations have suffered attacks and threats. The Evangelical Alliance says the “democratic heritage of Switzerland” must be protected.
This year the theme of the march was '10 million too many', a reference to the number of abortions carried out in the UK since the approval of the Abortion Act in 1967.
The march was a joint effort of four evangelical churches, to respond to the increase in gun crimes, robberies and shootings experienced in the last months
Hundreds of people took part in the Spain We Pray For You prayer marches held under the theme of “peacemakers” to encourage prayer for “the welfare of the city”.
“After the covid, people needed to share their faith outside the walls of the churches”, say organisers. Around 500 gospels and 500 Bibles were given to passers-by.
“We will continue to defend and give voice to the voiceless”, said Peruvian evangelical congresswoman Milagros Aguayo, who participated in the march.
The peaceful demonstration was often disrupted by aggressive counter-protests. Christians also denounced that “the distorted portrayal of the event by some media was sobering”.
More than 40.3 million people are victims of human trafficking today. Marches aimed to denounce that “human trafficking is modern slavery”, Christian NGO A21, says.
The facilities of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance and two pro-life associations were vandalised ahead of the March For Life. There have been many similar incidents in the country in recent years.
“Abortion should never be a human right”, one speaker said. Counter-protests organised by far-left groups tried to disrupt the march in both countries.
Prior to the march itself, a ‘LifeFest 21’ event took place, with testimonies, children activities and workshops.
Protesters denounce “the commodification of human beings which is looming with the bioethics law”. “The draft law that is neither organic nor ethical”, evangelicals say.
Many evangelicals participated in the marches throughout the country. “We need a united Argentina, committed to human life”, the organisers said.
There were 232,200 abortions in France in 2019. A draft law which proposes to extend the time limits for resorting to abortion to 14 weeks, will be debated soon.