A massive crowd turned out on Tuesday evening in Gibraltar for the March for Life in advance of next week’s referendum on abortion. The referendum if passed would introduce wide-ranging abortion in Gibraltar.
The current law fully protects the lives of pregnant women and ensures that they receive all necessary medical interventions throughout the nine months of pregnancy.
In recent years, the push to introduce wide-ranging abortion has come mainly from members of Gibraltar’s parliament, culminating in next week’s referendum.
The strength however of Gibraltar’s pro-life movement has become a big talking point in recent weeks and the turnout at Tuesday evening’s march (organised by the Save Babies Vote No campaign) was far bigger than anyone anticipated.
The outcome of next week’s referendum is hard to call with no official opinion polls carried out to date. One thing is certain though – the pro-life movement in Gibraltar is working flat out and appears way more energised than its opponents. Let’s hope and pray that these resolute and untiring efforts are enough to secure a resounding No vote on 24th June.
March for Life Gibraltar: The population of Gibraltar is 33,000, roughly the size of Bray in Co Wicklow. It puts in perspective the size of the turnout at Tuesday’s march!
Watch the March Here