Argentina Rejects Legalizing Abortion in Major Pro-Life Victory

Activists in favour of the approval of a bill to legalize abortion in Argentina, demonstrate outside the Argentine Embassy in Lima on August 8, 2018. - Argentine lawmakers geared up Wednesday for a key vote on legalizing abortion amid fiercely polarized campaigns for and against the bill in the traditionally …
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The Argentinian senate has voted down a bill that would have legalized abortion, despite an aggressive and well-funded international campaign to overturn Argentina’s protections of unborn children.

After more than 15 hours of debate, a total of 38 senators voted against the abortion bill while 31 voted in favor, in spite of pressures from a wealthy abortion cabal with powerful backing from the mainstream media.

The bill, which would have allowed abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, had already been passed by the lower house of Congress earlier this year. Current laws allow abortion only in cases of rape and when the mother’s health is at risk.

The alleged “human rights” organization Amnesty International has been hammering Argentina to repeal its constitutional provision protecting preborn babies from abortion.

“The criminalization of abortion is an extreme form of violence against women. It doesn’t reduce abortions – it just makes them unsafe,” said Amnesty International secretary general Salil Shetty in an interview with the progressive UK Guardian last April.

This week, Amnesty International doubled down, taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times urging Argentina to legalize abortion, with the ominous warning: The world is watching.

As one pro-life advocate quipped about the ad campaign, “The solution to clandestine death is not legalized death.”

Although abortion activists have tried to portray Argentina’s pro-abortion movement as a “grass roots” uprising, in point of fact the crusade has been instigated in large part by an injection of foreign funds. George Soros has also been a major player in the financing of pro-abortion lobbyists through his Open Society foundations.

In 2016, DCleaks.com released documents from Open Society Foundations (OSF) revealing Soros funding of the abortion front group International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) through his Women’s Rights Program (WRP), which has been working in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

IWHC focuses its work in the UN, training international abortion activists in the art of lobbying and preparing activists from a number of nations, including Argentina.

In 2016, the organization sent 32 activists from Argentina and other nations to participate in the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Soros also funds the pro-abortion Human Rights Watch (HRW), which has worked to pressure pro-life countries to legalize abortion. In 2010, HRW claimed that Argentina’s abortion ban violated international treaties, even though none of the cited treaties mention abortions.

Prior to the vote, Jose Miguel Vivanco, director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch, said that the abortion bill represented a “historic opportunity” for Argentina.

Earlier this year, Soros gave Amnesty International $161,000 to sway the outcome of Ireland’s abortion referendum, despite Ireland’s Electoral Act prohibiting political donations from foreign entities larger than €100.

Despite false warnings to the contrary, no woman or medical professional is in prison for practicing abortion in Argentina, despite its illegal status. Moreover, efforts to present abortion as a health emergency, calling clandestine abortions the primary cause of maternal death in the country, statistics show that this claim is simply false.

Last June, Pope Francis—who is Argentinian—compared the practice of abortion to Nazi eugenics and ethnic cleansing.

Speaking to a delegation of the Forum of Family Associations at the Vatican, Francis denounced today’s abortion culture and urged his hearers to accept human life as it comes from the hand of God.

“Children are to be received as they come, as God sends them,” he said. “I have heard that it is typical during the first months of pregnancy to do tests on the baby and if the child is not well or has something wrong we do away with it. Just to keep life peaceful, an innocent child is killed.”

“We do as the Nazis did to safeguard the purity of the race, but we do it with ‘white gloves,’” he said.

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