1. The March for Life seeks to promote respect for human life from conception to natural death.

Participants ask the appropriate authorities to put in place policies to assist those whose lives are under threat as a result of difficulties or sufferings – actual or potential – and to rescind or amend all laws and judicial decisions contrary to full respect for human life.

2. Participants recognise the importance of personal commitment, and commitment from civil society as a whole, to securing respect for the right to life of every human being.

They seek to challenge civil society and raise awareness of the seriousness of any direct or indirect violation of that right.

3. The participants are strongly opposed to all actions aimed at a human live, such as abortion, surrogacy and euthanasia,

which are hidden applications of the death penalty, applied on innocent human beings, considered as potentially dangerous, harmful or useless, used for example as a way to fight or to prevent criminality, as a way of creating economic development or as an application of political demography.

4. Participants reaffirm the right of every woman to be duly informed of the options available to her that would enable her to carry her child to term and her right to appropriate and objective information about the potential impact of abortion on her physical and mental health.

Participants address this appeal to public authorities, the media and all who come into contact with such women in distress.

5. Driven by a deep-seated respect for each and every person, participants dissociate themselves from any offensive stance towards women who have had abortions.

Participants do not judge but instead seek to help such women make a new start.

6. Participants distinguish between abortion which deliberately aims to end a human life, and medical intervention which seeks to save the life of the mother but which inevitably but unintentionally entails the death of the child.
7. Participants oppose euthanasia, understood as an action or lack of action which, of itself or by intention, causes death to end pain.

Participants call for the development of palliative care as an alternative to euthanasia. They oppose what is known as aggressive care.

8. Les participants s'opposent à la gestation pour autrui, contraire à la dignité de la femme et de l'enfant.

Ils s’opposent à toute forme de légalisation de la pratique de la gestation pour autrui, financière ou non, qui constitue, par essence, une marchandisation du corps de la femme, et l’abandon programmé d’un enfant par celle qui l’a notamment porté et nourri durant neuf mois.

9. The March for Life is pluralist in outlook: anyone, regardless of his or her religious or philosophical opinions, is invited to defend life.

Those who defend life walk together, irrespective of nationality or ethnic origin and without any discrimination. The March for Life is a citizens’ initiative and is independent of any political party.

10. The March for Life is a peaceful demonstration.

Any form of violence, including verbal, will not be tolerated.

11. The March for Life is silent.

Loudspeakers and megaphones are not permitted. Participants march in silence in solidarity with those who have been deprived for ever of the right to free speech and the right to life.

12. Banners and posters, and also national, regional and provincial flags are only allowed to be shown after written permission given by the organizers. If not, the only admitted symbols will not exceed a handpalm (9 cm) in size.

All forms of clothing, provided they are decent and legal, are allowed. Clothing and symbols deemed provocative, indecent, offensive, or marking support for any political system, are prohibited.

13. Any speaker must be approved by the organisers, both in principle and as regards the content of any speech.
14. No interview or statement may be considered to reflect the vision and intentions of the organisers without their explicit approval.

The organisers have appointed two spokespersons (one French-speaking and one Dutch-speaking).

15. Participants undertake to adopt a dignified and peaceful attitude towards any counter-demonstrators.

The March for Life is based on freedom of expression, which is guaranteed to each and every citizen under our democratic system and which violence of any kind can only undermine.

16. Those taking part in the March for Life will comply with instructions issued under law by the competent authorities and the local police.

Anyone failing to give due respect to the police will be deemed in contravention of this charter and will automatically be excluded from the march.