Press release: The March for Life 2017 in Romania: 110,000 de participants in 138 cities

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PHOTO: A young volunteer carries a pro-life sign with a pregnant woman at the March for Life 2017 in Bucharest on March 25th, 2017. The drawing shows the woman saying „MY body, MY choice”, while her baby is drawn saying: „MY body, YOUR choice, Mommy”.On March 25th, 2017, 138 cities across Romania and 149 cities from the Republic of Moldova organized the March for Life 2017 – “Help the mother and child! They depend on you”.

Studentipentruviata.ro, March 27th, 2017 – On March 25th, 2017, 138 cities across Romania and 149 cities from the Republic of Moldova organized the March for Life 2017 – “Help the mother and child! They depend on you”.

The March for Life has been at its 7th national edition.

The number of participants from Romania was around 110,000. The cities with the biggest turnout have been Bacău (10,000 participants), Oradea (11,000 participants) and Bucharest (8,000 participants). The total number of participants in the Republic of Moldova is still being updated.

Compared to the 2016 edition, the number of organizing cities has risen by 26% (in 2016 in Romania were 110 organizing cities), while the number of participants has risen by almost 50% (in 2016 there were around 75,000 participants in total).

For the first time in the history of this movement, the March for Life 2017 in Bucharest was streamed live on Facebook by Prodocens Media and Trinitas TV.

The March for Life 2017 was the crowning piece in a series of pro-life events entitled the Pro-Life Month 2017. The theme “Help the mother and child! They depend on you” has provided the opportunity to debate the necessity, possibility and efficiency of supporting women in pregnancy crisis.

The most important solutions proposed, among other, in order to support women in pregnancy crisis are establishing counseling cabinets specialized in pregnancy crisis and granting a pregnancy allowance starting from the 14th week of pregnancy (which represents the legal limit for getting an abortion on demand in Romania).

In addition to more a consistent number of participants, this year’s event also sparked heated debate online. People shared on social media their life experiences involving pregnancy crises they overcame, traumas of abortions they regretted, the joy of childbirth, adoption as an alternative to abortion. All showed that, when help is provided, an unwanted pregnancy can lead to accomplished motherhood and a thriving life for the child.

The Pro-Life Month and the March for Life are apolitical and non-confessional, but they encourage participation of all religious denominations and political organizations. They do not demand a legal ban on abortion, and they do not support any form of violence against the woman. The pro-life activities they organize raise awareness on the reality of pregnancy crisis, educate about the scientific truth that life begins at conception and promote a supportive attitude towards women so that they can give birth to the life they are carrying in their wombs.

These events do not have a single organizer nation-wide, but rely instead on independent organizers who represent different local pro-life organizations and institutions. In some of the 138 cities, the march was held on the 24th or the 26th of March.

Many cults issued press releases in support of the March for Life or participated to it through their representatives: The Romanian Orthodox Church, The Catholic Church in Romania, The Romanian Church United with Rome (Greek-Catholic), The Baptist Christian Cult, The Christian Evangelical Church of Romania and the Pentecostal Christian Cult.

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Read also The press release of the March for Life 2017 – “Help the mother and child! They depend on you”

Interactive map of organizing cities:

Bucharest March for Life 2017 highlights, including DRONE filming:

LIVE STREAMS from Bucharest:


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ABOVE: The March for Life 2017 in Bucharest: 8,000 participants

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ABOVE: The March for Life 2017 in Bacău: 10,000 participants

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ABOVE: The March for Life 2017 in Oradea: 11,000 participants

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ABOVE: The March for Life 2017 in Iasi: 2,000 participants

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ABOVE: The March for Life in Sibiu: 1,000 participants
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ABOVE: The March for Life 2017 in Cluj-Napoca: 2,000 participants

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ABOVE: „Women deserve more than abortion” and „March for Life Logo” signs

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ABOVE: Rainbow signs with the writing: „We are the pro-life generation”

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ABOVE: Sign „Pro-Life Pro-Woman Pro-Family” surrounded by „Pro-Life” temporary tatoos at the March for Life 2017 in Târgu Neamţ city

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ABOVE: „I AM LOVE” pro-life sign

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ABOVE: The 700 participants to the March for Life 2017 in the north-eastern town of Vicov form the word „VIAŢĂ” (which means „LIFE” in Romanian)

 

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