Latin American actor and pro-life advocate Eduardo Verástegui voiced deep criticism against Argentinian President Alberto Fernández on January 2 after the leader pushed through legalized abortion last month in the majority pro-life nation. Fernández had promised to legalize abortion by the end of 2020 with The Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Bill, and on December 30, 2020, he fulfilled that horrific and deadly promise when Argentina’s Senate voted to legalize abortion for any reason up to 14 weeks.
“The President of Argentina @alferdez proposed a genocide and pushed for it to be passed! And whoever directs a genocide is a genocide,” Verástegui, who is well known for the award-winning, pro-life film “Bella,” said on Twitter. “I ask God for you, Alberto; It is never too late to repent and rectify. God is merciful but He is also just.” (translated from Spanish)
In follow-up tweets, Verástegui compared Fernández to King Herod, who ordered all boys under the age of two be killed at the time of Jesus’ birth in an attempt to retain his power. “And nobody escapes from his Justice,” said Verástegui. “I repeat, if you want to fight someone, get one of your size, do not be like the coward Herod who had innocent children killed. Your hands, like his, will be covered in innocent blood. What good is it for man to conquer the whole world if he loses himself?”
In October 2020, with growing pressure from pro-abortion groups including Planned Parenthood, Fernández announced that he would make good on his campaign promise to legalize abortion despite the global pandemic. At the time, abortion was only legal in cases of rape or if the mother’s health or life were in danger. Abortion, which is the intentional and deliberate killing of a child before birth, is never medically necessary.
At 14 weeks, preborn children are already well developed, capable of feeling pain and reacting to stimuli. They simply need more time to grow.
The majority of Argentinians are considered to be pro-life, and thousands marched against the legalization of abortion. “The Argentine people are pro-life,” one anonymous participant told reporters. “[…] I know there are unexpected pregnancies, I respect women’s rights. But I don’t recognise abortion as a right.”
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