On Sunday, January 17, 2021, the French March for Life will take place in Paris. It brings together dozens of thousands marchers who recall their unconditional commitment to respect for life, from its conception to its natural end. To enforce compliance with the Covid-19 rules in force, and to avoid any health risk for the participants, the walkers will gather on the forecourt of the Trocadéro in Paris at 3 p.m., where an animation will take place. The animation will be broadcast live, on a digital platform accessible to all.
During this year 2020 marked by the coronavirus epidemic, saving lives was the concern of all. Paradoxically, life has never been so attacked as this same year with measures such as :
- extension of the legal period for chemical abortion up to 9 weeks,
- extension of the period for abortion from 12 to 14 weeks
- elimination of the reflection period for medical abortion,
- removal of the conscience clause specific to abortion,
- possibility of abortion up to birth for “psychosocial distress”,
- elimination of 96% of children with Down’s syndrome detected before birth.
2020 has also been a peak year, with 232.000 abortions recorded in France. There are also end-of- life threats, with bills tabled before the French Parliament, tending to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide.
This political harassment against life highlights a deep unease in our country. But despite the attempts to make abortion a commonplace, there still is an issue of conscience to us. On the eve of the revision of the bioethics law, we need the support of our European partners to put policies in place for prevention, reception and protection of life. We would be glad and honoured if you could participate in this great demonstration on Sunday January 17, via Zoom. We also invite you to record a short video, to show your support to the marchers, which will be broadcast on zoom during the event.
Osmane Caillemer is reachable (+ 33 (0) 6 76 36 91 87) or at firstname.lastname@example.org to give you further information and facilitate your participation in this event.
Nicolas Tardy-Joubert March for Life President