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Protecting life: A pro-life supporter at the 2015 Rally for Life, which this year has grown into a march.

PRO-LIFE supporters will tell Queensland voters why maintaining the state’s illegal status on abortion is a human right at a public march tomorrow.

Cherish Life Queensland state president Teresa Martin said pro-life supporters wanted the government to retain abortion as a criminal offense despite pressure from anti-life activists.

“We have the good grace from God that unborn life is still worthy of protection in Queensland,” Ms Martin said.

But Ms Martin hoped tomorrow’s march through Brisbane city, the pro-life group’s first since the 1990s, would make a public statement about the evil of abortion before any laws changed.

“If we wait to make a public display against abortion after it’s made legal then it’s too late,” she said.

“We just thought we needed to be more noticeable.

“People have to see that we here to protect babies.”

March for Life Brisbane will be held on Saturday, March 5 beginning at Queen’s Park at 2.45p for a 3pm start and finishing at Speaker’s Corner outside Old Parliament House with a short rally.

Organisers have asked marchers to wear pink or blue “for the babies” and plenty of water for hydration and sun protection.

Donations will be collected during the march.

The march replaces the annual Rally for Life and will continue each year in March. 

Abortion is illegal in Queensland unless performed to prevent serious damage to the mother’s physical or mental health. 

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