The anti-abortion protesters held an annual march across Prague, while pro-choice groups briefly blocked their way and held a separate rally.
Written by ČTK
Published on 02.05.2022
The National March For Life, an annual event held by opponents of abortion,
marched across Prague on Saturday after a two-year pause caused by the
coronavirus pandemic, while another group of demonstrators promoted women's
right to abortion.
The two demonstrating groups met near Mánes Bridge, where the participants had
verbal exchanges. Those defending the right to abortion briefly blocked the
opponents' way, but without the police having to intervene.
Thousands of people marched though Madrid on Sunday to protest against abortion, as Spain's leftist government prepares a law to guarantee access to the procedure at public hospitals.
Carrying signs that read "Abortion is not right" and chanting "More respect for life", demonstrators walked through the centre of the Spanish capital to Cibeles square in central Madrid where a manifesto was read aloud.
Thousands of anti-abortion activists have taken to the streets across the country to protest against a new bill to legalize abortion. The bill is backed by President Alberto Fernandez.
Thousands of people have held demonstrations across Argentina against a new government-backed bill to legalize abortion.
Protesters were seen taking to the streets on
Saturday with Argentine flags and sky-blue scarves which identify the anti-abortionists.
They also carried signs with slogans like "Save Both Lives!" and
"March for the Unborn."
Rally held in protest against abortion law changes
It was described as a ‘sombre occasion’.
By Aoife Moore, PA
October 13 2019
A rally in protest of possible upcoming abortion law changes has been held in Belfast.
The gathering, organised by anti-abortion group Both Lives matter was described by organisers as “a cross-community, inter-generational, and peaceful” event, was held to demonstrate opposition to Westminster’s soon to be imposed abortion law changes in Northern Ireland.
A law tabled by Labour MP Stella Creasy, changing the current legislation on abortion and marriage equality will be implemented in Northern Ireland on October 21 if the main Stormont parties cannot resolve the outstanding deadlock in the Assembly.
Tens of thousands march for ban on abortions in Slovakia
Issued on: 22/09/2019
David W. Cerny, Reuters
Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia's capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country.
Abortion laws in Slovakia are relatively liberal compared to those in countries like Poland or Malta, which have among the strictest laws in the European Union and often allow them only in cases like rape.
Police attacked at anti-abortion demonstration
September 14, 2019
An anti-abortion demonstration in Zurich has been disrupted by participants in a counter-demonstration. Police officers were attacked and containers burned.
At least two police officers were injured as a result of projectile fire, according to Zurich City police on Saturday. More than 100 people were briefly held by police and one was arrested.
Anti-abortion protest: Crowds march to Stormont in silence
6 September 2019
Crowds have gathered at Stormont to protest against potential changes to Northern Ireland's abortion law.
Protesters walked in silence to show their opposition to what organisers described as "the liberalisation of abortion".
Abortion is only available in Northern Ireland in limited circumstances.
Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators attend Rally for Life
Campaigners march through Dublin with banners stating ‘abortion steals hope’
Sat, Jul 6, 2019
Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators turned out in Dublin on Saturday afternoon for the annual Rally for Life.
Campaigners marched from Parnell Square to the Custom House with banners stating “abortion steals hope” and “the future is pro life” and chanting “hey hey ho ho Simon Harris has to go”.
Thousands protest against abortion in Paris
By The Associated Press
PARIS — Jan 20, 2019
Several thousand protesters have marched in Paris against abortion and medically assisted reproduction.
The protesters, who claim to have received the support of Pope Francis and several French bishops, gathered in the French capital on Sunday as they joined the 13th March for Life.
Foreign Minister defends role in anti-abortion march while on official trip to Canada
Foreign Minister Timo Soini told Yle that he sees no contradiction between his personal convictions and Finnish foreign policy.
May 31, 2018
On Wednesday, tabloid daily Iltalehti reported that Foreign Minister Timo Soini, who is Catholic, had participated in an anti-abortion march while on an official trip to represent Finland at Arctic Council meetings in Ottawa, Canada in early May.
According to the paper, Soini wrote about the event in his blog. “In Ottawa, one night I attended an evening vigil by the Pro-Life movement. It was an outdoor event, not in church. The event preceded a major pro-life march in Ottawa the next day,” the minister said.