Up to 10,000 people rallied to stop abortion bill in New South Wales

Written by Jane Landon. Jane is a supporter of Right to Life Australia who was very active during our Federal Election campaign in Bennelong Electorate. Picture by Aleshia Fewster.

Pro-life protestors gathered for a vigil at Martin Place, Sydney on Tues 20 August 2019 at 6pm. The rally was to oppose the abortion bill being debated in Parliament House. It was fantastic to see so many people gathering for such an event. Estimate of crowd in attendance was up to 10,000 people, potentially the biggest turnout ever for a pro-life rally in Sydney.


In July 2019 the Committee of Right to Life Australia supported me to travel to attend the USA National Right to Life Convention 2019 held in Charleston, South Carolina. There were approximately 700 delegates to the conference.   In addition, in adjacent rooms young pro-lifers held their own 2day conference called the National Teens for Life Convention.

It was uplifting to visit a country which has prolife bills being debated in various states and a good opportunity to network and be in the company of pro-life Americans.   I found it difficult as a trained dietitian to see, however, the number of morbidly obese people living in the USA where a diet of fat and sugar is promoted by signs everywhere!

At the opening lunch on the first day of the Convention we were honoured to have as guest speaker Governor Henry McMaster.

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