Thousands took to the streets of Birmingham on Saturday for the annual March for Life, demonstrating in favour of the right to life of unborn children.

Thousands marched through Britain’s second largest city, holding placards to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. Since the Act was implemented, there have been well over eight million abortions.

Aisling Hubert, who tried to bring a private prosecution against two doctors who were accused of trying to arrange a sex-selective abortion, was among the speakers.

She asked the crowd: “What am I supposed to say about 50 years of bloodshed?” Hubert then held up the example of St George vanquishing the dragon to which people were sacrificing their children. “The weakness of the abortion industry is that it needs lies to survive. We need ‘Georges’ to expose the lies!”

Sister Roseanne Reddy of the Sisters of the Gospel of Life in Glasgow told the marchers: “The victory is ours: life always triumphs over death!”.

Rebecca Roughneen said: “Every time the pro-life movement gathers together we are a step closer to ending abortion.”

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