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Published On: Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Chile: Over 100K protest making abortion legal in

Over 100,000 took to the streets of Chile, through downtown Santiago for a “Celebrate Life” rally to protest the government’s mandate for legalizing abortion.

Evangelical Christians joined Catholics and others denouncing the legislative push by President Michele Bachelet and other elected officials calling for legalizing abortion of unborn children conceived in rape, or who are determined to have a medical condition incompatible with life, or where there is danger to the mother’s life.

The rise and spread of the zika virus is fueling the movement and those protesting members of the Christian Democratic Party who are supporting the pro-abortion legislation. “It is a mockery that members of a party that calls itself ‘Christian’ dare to legalize the killing of the innocent,” stated Carmen Croxatto of Chile’s Pro-Life Pro-Family Network.

Thousands march for life in Chile

Thousands march for life in Chile

Senator Carolina Goic, the president of the Christian Democratic Party and chair of the Senate Heath Committee, is reportedly ready to push the legislation to the next step. “She needs to work to defeat this legislation now, and not approve it moving forward to the full Senate,” said Croxatto.

“We do not want to follow the other countries of the world which have abandoned the protection of the weakest members of the human family, starting first with so-called “only limited abortion” and ending up with even more horrific consequences and all the damage that comes in the wake of abortion to society in general,” according to Elizabeth Bunster of Chile es Vida.”

Chile has had no legal abortion for decades and is an example for the world, not only for its exemplary legal protection of mother and child, but also for its very low maternal mortality rates.

Members of the UDI and RN parties are generally very supportive of the right to life, while the Socialists and Communists support abortion. The Christian Democrat Party, a part of the current government coalition with the Socialists and Communists, holds the key to stopping this legislation, or facilitating its passage.

“The Christian Democrats need to understand that if they don’t stop this legislation, they will be responsible for the resulting deaths of the innocent, the suffering for women and the destruction which follows in abortion’s path” said Bunster.

photo/ Rudy and Peter Skitterians via Pixabay

photo/ Rudy and Peter Skitterians via Pixabay

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