1 February 2002
On 1st February United Christian Action hosted a National Day of Repentance prayer meeting at Parliament in Cape Town. This was to repent from the national sin of abortion. Since the ANC legalized abortion on demand on 1st February 1997, over 200 000 babies have been killed by abortion in South Africa – legally.
Led by UCA Director, Dr. Peter Hammond (who had just returned from Sudan the day before) and UCA Communications Director, Robert McCafferty, the prayer meeting was also addressed by ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley.
On the same day Africa Christian Action organized a funeral procession from City Hall to Parliament. Led by a hearse, and mourners dressed in black carrying 3 small coffins, wreaths of flowers, small white crosses and banners declaring “Abortion stops a beating heart”, “The Lord hates hands that shed innocent blood”, “Abortion kills babies” and “Choose life – so that you and your children may live” the procession was followed by a huge 9 metre trailer with colour pictures of fully developed babies in the womb and medical facts such as that a baby’s heart beat can be detected at 3 weeks and the brain wave at 6 weeks after conception. “Abortion kills Babies”,
“Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.” Proverbs 31:8
Large quantities of “Milestones of Life” and “It’s My Body” leaflets were distributed to passersby. Outside Parliament Africa Christian Action Director, Charl van Wyk led a prayer vigil of over 150 people in prayers of national repentance, interceding for the Lord to waken His church up to bring abortion to an end.
Sanctity Life Sunday Prayer of Repentance