On December 8, 2018, the Dutch pro-family organization, Civitas Christiana joined with the more than 10,000 pro-lifers marching through the city of The Hague in the Netherlands to affirm the rights of unborn children. The March was the stage for confrontations with pro-abortion protesters who interrupted the event, while other activists vandalized Civitas Christiana’s offices.
Civitas Christina organized several pre-march Masses in nearby churches. The crowds then processed accompanied by the resolute sound of bagpipes to the official March’s starting point at Malieveld Park.
Civitas Christiana is an autonomous sister-organization of the Societies for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. For many years, the association has defended the basic values of Christian civilization in the Netherlands.
Pro-abortion Feminists Disrupt on Stage
At Malieveld Park, the crowds gathered to hear the words of notable pro-lifer leaders on stage. March participants were shocked by six pro-abortion activists who invaded the stage shouting and holding signs stating, “Baas in eigen buik,” which means “Masters of our own belly.” They were quickly removed from the stage.
This act of pro-abortion intolerance only made the march participants more determined than ever. After the speeches, the march commenced with thousands of Dutch citizens, many of them young, who filled the streets and carried signs calling for the outlawing of abortion in the Netherlands.
Catholic Speakers Give Encouragement
Civitas Christiana also organized a post-march program that featured talks on how Catholics can fight abortion. Miss Virginia Coda Nunziante, the organizer of Rome’s March for Life, was a key speaker. She encouraged the Dutch pro-lifers to stand firm in their convictions and never give up. She emphasized how the enemies of the family never sleep. They are always working to destroy the family.
Hugo Bos, director of Civitas Christiana, also addressed the crowd. He cited the great success of the March for Life in Washington D.C. and Rome as examples of what he wants to see in the Netherlands. He also gave many harrowing stories of the real horrors of abortion and its link with Satanism.
Antifa/Pro-abortion Activists Vandalize Civitas Christiana’s Headquarters
The success of the March and program in The Hague sparked acts of violence against Civitas Christiana. While the March was taking place, director Hugo Bos, received a phone call informing him that the entrance gate of the organization’s headquarters had been chained and locked shut. Activists had also shoved dirt into the existing locks and hung a massive cardboard sign stating, “Your god is not the master of my Belly,” across the gate.
The next afternoon, twenty masked activists protested and danced around and within the gates of the headquarters. They flew Antifa and rainbow flags, and displayed a banner that said, “We will dance on the ruins of Civitas Christiana.” The banner also depicted a unicorn running through a red TFP standard.
These pro-homosexual activists plastered the building and a statue of the Virgin Mary with rainbow stickers displaying two men kissing. The invaders uploaded a video of their invasion replete with bizarre music and satanic symbols. Fittingly enough, their channel is named Homo Satan. The video ended with the challenge, “See you in Hell.”
The incident shows the fight for life is not merely a political or cultural struggle. The radical nature of the activists demonstrates that it is a religious fight in which one side is directly represented by those who support Satanic ideals. Civitas Christiana is proud to represent Our Lady, who eternally crushes the head of the serpent. (Gen. 3:15)
Working for Victory
The growing success of the March for Life in The Hague shows that there is great hope for this cause even in countries known for extremely liberal positions on euthanasia, abortion and other moral issues. The fact that activists attacked Civitas Cristiana and others also proves that the other side has felt the power of the movement that boldly and proudly proclaims moral values. They also sense the confidence of those who believe in God Who will win against Satan no matter the odds.