A new protest aiming to make Victorian MPs and the public aware of the state’s barbaric abortion laws has begun this week with the resumption of state parliament on 7 February.
Concerned citizens have made a banner with a painted cross for every Victorian child aborted under Medicare since 1 January 2012. The banner is being displayed outside the rear parliamentary car park on the McArthur Street footpath; between 9-10am Tuesday to Thursday, during each parliamentary sitting week.
The banner is currently 20m long and has 2,000 crosses on it, but will grow as the number of abortions mount each week. By the end of this year it is estimated that the banner will be 170 metres long, will display 17,000 crosses, and need 40 people to carry it. Fifty people have currently volunteered to help.
FamilyVoice Victoria State Officer Peter Stevens ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) said he welcomes more volunteers in this key campaign.
“In 2010-2011, there were only 23 unrelated local adoptions in Victoria, and only 45 in Australia,” Pastor Stevens said. “Why is the rate so low when so many suitable couples long to adopt a baby? The answer no one wants to hear is that the widespread promotion of abortion is a key factor.”
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