On Saturday, March 23, millions of pro-life Argentinians are expected to march in defense of the preborn. After pro-abortion legislation was narrowly defeated in the Senate last August, pro-lifers in Argentina have been anticipating the next attempts by pro-abortion groups to push pro-abortion legislation or legalize abortion on-demand through the judiciary.
Pro-life Argentinians will celebrate March 23 as the Day of the Unborn Child with a march in Buenos Aires, expected to draw as many as two million people. Frente Joven, a pro-life group that was instrumental in organizing the protest of last year’s pro-abortion legislation, posted a video about the upcoming march.
Frente Joven also noted in a separate Facebook post, “Prepare your blue scarf because this march 23th the whole country will stand up and go out to the street in defense of life.” The link to find meeting points in each city is here.
Camilo Duro of Frente Joven explained in an interview with LifeSiteNews that the pro-life movement in Argentina is doing much more than protesting. This month the group launched a free support line for vulnerable pregnant women to call for assistance.
Disturbingly, pro-abortion groups have used the tragic stories of rape survivors to demand legal abortion in Argentina. Cases of pregnant rape survivors as young as 11 or 12 have gained international attention. Under current law, Argentina bans all abortions except in cases of rape and when the pregnancy poses an immediate risk to the mother’s life.
Pro-life doctors have attempted to care for both victims of the crimes, the young girls and the preborn babies. These courageous efforts demonstrate the slogan of the pro-life movement in Argentina, “Salvemos las dos vidas” — “Save both lives.”
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