If you ever doubted the value of life to the people of the Philippines, then doubt no more. The image, above, tells its own story as a massive half million people gather in Paranaque City on 13th April to show support for six pro-life candidates ahead of a political election in May.
The movement consists of over 40 Catholic lay organisations whose focus is the protection of life and family and they aim to ensure pro-life candidates are elected in the May election after recent anti-life moves by the government. Other issues such as divorce and same-sex marriage are included as part of the movement's focus.
This comes at a time when the government in Spain is under increasing pressure to stick to its manifesto and reform the country's abortion laws. The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy recently met the Pope and the Church in Spain is said to be pursuing the government over its lack of action to date. Among the reforms set to be introduced will be a law banning abortion for babies with deformities. There will also be further consideration of the law allowing abortions up to 14 weeks, which is a provision introduced by the socialist party which ruled in 2010.
It's time to be proud of life.