The March for Life 'LifeStream' online event takes place tomorrow with a packed programme including talks from some of the world's top pro-life speakers.

The event replaces the annual March for Life, which takes place in London, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It includes inspiring testimonies, educational talks, medical Q&As, solemn prayer and live-streamed Mass. To find out more details visit the March for Life website.

Archbishop Leo Cushley said: "Life for us Catholics is something we believe is sacred. It's not just precious, it's a gift from God - all human life, from conception to natural death. So let's celebrate that by getting involved in LifeStream20."

Abortion figures

The event comes just two days after UK Government figures revealed that the number of children aborted in England and Wales in 2019 was the highest number since the Abortion Act came into force in April 1968. A total of 209,519 unborn children were killed. The figures for Scotland are due to be published in August.

Antonia Tully, SPUC Director of Campaigns, said: “We are looking at a national tragedy here.

"This appalling figure shows us that abortion is becoming more and more normalised. Propaganda telling women that abortion is ‘simple and safe’ coupled with easier access to abortion pills is driving up abortion numbers.

“But behind the figures are real women who have taken an irreversible step and who are likely to be suffering physically or emotionally.

“The lockdown measure to allow DIY home abortions is compounding the myth that abortion is a normal and easy thing to do. It isn’t.

“Women deserve the truth about the harm that abortion can do to them. Agencies such as ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) can help heal the wounds of abortion in both women and men. Nothing can bring back a dead baby.”

For info, resources and statistics from the pro-life movement in Scotland please visit the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children