March for Life-A Powerful Pro Life Walk of Witness in Birmingham, UK-2013-in pictures and videos (see below)
In the United States, the March for Life campaign drew over half a million people to the streets of Washington, bringing the pro-life message onto the streets.
Last year (2012) young adults from Birmingham organised the first March for Life with a spectacular balloon release outside the Council House in Victoria Square. With virtually no advertisements many supporters turned up to give witness to the Gospel of Life.
This year, 2013, pro life Brummies were staggered at the increase in numbers and consequent fervour for Pro Life cause in the heart of Birmingham, England’s own heartlands. Using 100s of brightly coloured balloons, the March for Life supporters, gave a powerful witness to the beauty & dignity of Life in the heart of Birmingham City.
Though the weather was bitterly cold, supporters stood for almost an hour, listening to keynote speakers such as Robert Coloqhoun, the 40 Days for Life UK National Director, Bernadette Smyth-founder of Precious Life and Eve Farran, from the up and coming Alliance of Pro Life Students.
We relive the March for Life in this post, in pictures and video for those who were there to remember what a special day it was and for those who couldn’t make but joined us in prayer. Thanks to everyone who made this March such a staggering success in prayer, penance (the cold) and indeed in numbers. Special thanks to all who travelled long distances to join us Brummies: Leeds, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, London etc.