Young Brisbane woman Veronica Hayes will not stop her campaign against abortion despite being caught up in last weekend's violent clash with pro-abortionists during the March for Babies in Melbourne, reports The Catholic Leader.
"There were times when I was very afraid for my own safety," Miss Hayes said. "I was also very concerned for the safety of all the other marchers, especially the very young children and the older people.
"We all need to pray and work hard to make sure Queensland never gets terrible abortion laws like Victoria."
Cherish Life Queensland president Teresa Martin, a veteran of pro-life marches and rallies who attended last weekend's rally, said the behaviour of some pro-abortion protesters "was ... disgusting ... I've never seen anything like it in my life".
Miss Hayes, 25, and her married sister Angela Harris, 32, were among more than 2500 marchers taking part in the rally through inner-city Melbourne to Victoria's Parliament House on October 12.
The rally was held on the anniversary of the passage in 2008 of Victoria's Abortion Law Reform Act, described by opponents as "one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world" - permitting full-term abortions and compelling doctors to act against their beliefs and conscience in the matter of abortion.
Photo: Veronica Hayes (left) and her sister Angela Harris at the rally