Perth’s Right to Life Association took to the train stations and the streets as part of its annual ‘Life Week’ held from May 6 to 11.
The group distributed flyers to hundreds of people in Fremantle’s Kings Square, at Perth train station, and in the Murray Street Mall during the week.
‘Life Week’ has taken place every year in Perth since 1976, and aims to promote respect for all human life from conception to natural death.
Right to Life WA president Peter O’Meara said the week was a great success.
“People were accepting of the message we were sending and were taking the handouts,” he said.
“The train station was a very good exercise of handing out flyers, and people stopping and coming back and asking to take a few for other people.”
Mr O’Meara said the majority of the Perth public congratulated the group and said they did not support euthanasia.
“There were a couple of people who said they did [support euthanasia], and when we explained to them the situation, they changed their mind a bit,” he said.
“If they go away with something in their head that we explain to them, hopefully the grace of God will work in them.”
Right to Life groups in country areas of the State – including Broome, Derby, Geraldton, Albany and Bunbury – were also out in force during the week.
Mr O’Meara said it was important to take the pro-life message to the wider community, particularly those who are indifferent to life issues.
“If they don’t come across people who can explain to them what euthanasia is and how it affects the community, they just go along with what’s in the media,” he said.
“Once you start disrespecting life at any stage, anything is possible, especially for people who manipulate and use human life for their own purposes.”