On Sunday, pro-life activists gathered in Valletta for the annual March for Life, organized by the Life Foundation Network. With the theme “Il Ħajja Dritt” (Life is a Right), the march aimed to emphasise the significance of the right to life as fundamental to all human rights.
Participants displayed Maltese flags, posters of newborns, and slogans like ‘Pro-life= Pro-Women’ and ‘Kun il-vuci tieghi’ (be our voice). The march traversed through Merchants’ Street, St John Street, and Republic Street, where activists delivered speeches.
During the event, Daniella Zerafa, a senior lecturer, highlighted the need for societal responsibility in supporting pregnant women facing difficult situations. Patrizia Sandoval, who had undergone three abortions in the USA, praised Malta for its pro-life stance and shared her personal post-abortion struggles.
Miriam Sciberras, leader of the Life Network Foundation, underscored the right to life for unborn children. Another event on Republic Street saw pro-life groups launching a petition against recent amendments to criminal law perceived as opening doors to abortion.
The alliance, including political parties Partit Abba and Partit Populari, seeks an abrogative referendum to revert the law to its previous state, emphasizing the protection of women and children’s lives without loopholes for abortion. Last year, similar protests led to the modification of proposed legal amendments.