Parts of this article (those related to marches in 2009 and onwards) need to be updated.(December 2019)
March for Life and Family (Pol. Marsz dla ?ycia i Rodziny ) is an annual march against abortion and LGBT rights. The first march was in Warsaw, now the march is organizing in many towns in Poland, but not on the same date.
The Centre of Life and Family Foundation (Pol. Fundacja Centrum ?ycia i Rodziny) is organizing the march in Warsaw and coordinating all the marches named March for Life and Family in Poland. Other marches are arranged by several Catholic institutions (e.g. Fundacja Pro - a Polish homophobic and anti-abortion organisation, Piotr Skarga Society of Christian Culture (Polish: Stowarzyszenie Kultury Chrze?cija?skiej im. Ks. Piotra Skargi), Neocatechumenal Way, Light-Life Movement, Catholic Action and other).
The first march took place in 2006 in Warsaw. According to the Catholic Information Agency it attracted over 2000 people, mainly young with their families, representants of conservative non-governmental organisations and right-wing politicians. Demonstrators held banners with slogans: "Love is hetero", "Right to birth for everyone", "Man and woman the true family", "Stop abortion", "Stop perversion" (with a picture of two men holding their hands), "I choose life". A pop concert, funded by the government, closed the march.
According to police statistics the second march in 2007 attracted about 600 people. However, organisers claimed that the number of people reached 4000. The march was attended by right-wing politicians such as Roman Giertych, Wojciech Wierzejski, Marian Pi?ka and Artur Zawisza, as well as various institutions, e.g. Fundacja Pe?na Chata (Full Cottage Foundation), Grupa "Cz?owiek tak - homoseksualizm nie" ("Human yes - homosexuality no" Group), Biela?skie Stowarzyszenie Rodzin Wielodzietnych (Bielany Association of Families with a lot of Children). The march was also attended by anti-abortion activists from Germany, Italy, France, Chile, Peru and United States.
Demonstrators held banners with slogans "Marriage only between man and woman", "A human yes - homosexuals no", "Perversion stop", "Homophobia is OK" as well as Polish national flags and crosses.
The third march took place in May 2008. Prior to the march there were several films presented on abortion, miraculous revelation of Madonna and culture of death regarding current situation in Sweden, where same-sex marriage is to be recognised. There was also a lecture at the Catholic Cardinal Stefan Wyszy?ski University in Warsaw on abortion and methods of contraception approved by the Vatican. According to the police statistics there were less than 1000 demonstrators, but organisators claim that there were about 4000.