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Mind-Boggling March for Life in South America Draws Nearly a Million People

Gualbert a Garcia Jones, J.D. : Mar 15, 2016  LifeSiteNews

Peru, along with other Latin American nations that defend the right to life from conception, have been under an unremitting assault from international abortion activists, who have found allies in some of the political elites of leftists political parties.

(Peru)—For the fourth year in a row, Peruvian pro-lifers took to the streets of Lima to defend the right to life of all persons from conception to natural death. (Photo via LifeSiteNews.com)

Organizers estimate that over 750,000 people participated in the annual March for Life on Saturday.

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, the archbishop of Lima, who has taken a visible and active role in the defense of life in Peru, stated that "this march has brought together the greatest number of citizens ever in Peru's history, all of them united by one idea and one mission, to defend the paramount right to life."

Cardinal Cipriani addressed the multitudinous gathering telling them that "I feel very proud to be with you at this march. Peru is showing Latin America and Europe that we can change our way of thinking. We must support life, the family, and we must have the courage to take to the streets. They will not silence us. We will always take to the streets to defend life."

The March began at 3 pm with an address by the auxiliary bishop of Lima, Msgr. Adriano Tomasi, and proceeded through several neighborhoods of Lima before ending at a beach on the Costa Verde (the green coast). Pro-lifers were then treated to a concert and several talks, among them one by Lianna Rebelledo, a rape survivor who became pregnant by rape and, although only 12 years old, refused to abort.

Also attending the March were several presidential and vice presidential candidates, such as Hernando Guerra, Lourdes Flores, and Ántero Flores-Araoz, who...

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