100,000 Chileans protest pending abortion law – demand “Christian” Democrats return to roots

100,000 Chileans protest pending abortion law – demand “Christian” Democrats return to roots

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Dan Zeidler

SANTIAGO, September 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – In a massive rejection of the government’s insistence on pushing through legislation to open the country to “legal abortion,” Chileans from all walks of life, social status and religions amassed this past Saturday in downtown Santiago for a “Celebrate Life” rally.

Evangelical Christians along with Catholics and others denounced the legislative push by President Michele Bachelet and other elected officials which calls 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.

Many of those present at the rally are particularly concerned with 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,” lamented Carmen Croxatto of Chile’s Pro-Life Pro-Family Network.

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.

Pro-life leaders promise to make this the key determinant in the upcoming elections, declaring that any candidate or party who supports this legislation will not get their vote. “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.

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2 comments on “100,000 Chileans protest pending abortion law – demand “Christian” Democrats return to roots

  1. Bachelet is part of HRC’s “women’s rights” circle.

    Among Hillary Clinton’s Recently Leaked Emails, Wide-Ranging References to UN
    www.huffingtonpost.com/dulcie-leimbach/among-hillary-clintons-re_b_9722146.html

    • In a 2010 email from [US ambassador at large for women’s global issues Melanne] Verveer to Clinton, Michelle Bachelet, now the Chilean president, is mentioned as possibly heading UN Women, a job she ended up taking in 2010 and left in 2013:

    From: Verveer, Melanne S

    Sent: Monday, March 1, 2010 11:17 PM

    Subject UN

    “Your fans are here by the hundreds and eagerly awaiting your speech on the 12th! As you know the US has been a strong supporter of a new women’s agency at the UN that would provide for an Under Secretary General for women’s issues, better coordination and effectiveness and — consolidation of a group of smaller entities. In bilats today, I learned that some G77 countries are wondering what’s in it for them. They’re not developing countries and they’re not the UK or US. Brazil may be second guessing the creation of the new agency yet this is an agency that will benefit women everywhere. I don’t know if you’ll have an opportunity to say to Brazil’s leader that we hope the UN women’s agency will continue to have their support. In fact Tom Shannon told me that they’re really interested in women’s issues and wanted to sign a MOU with us. Sometimes there’s a disconnect between NY perm reps and their capitals 2nd, I don’t know if you’re still going to Chile. If you talk to Bachelet about her future, you can tell that so many govt reps at the UN would like to see her head up the new women’s agency. It’s not clear if she’s even interested. Thx”

  2. Chile has no legal abortion and very low maternal mortality rates. Don’t tell that to PP. In the U.S. the mortality rate has actually increased from 12 to 14 per 100,000 live births in the most recent stats. (Chile is at 22 per.)
    data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.STA.MMRT
    It’s good to hear them calling out “Christians” for actions contrary to the natural law.
    It’s also interesting that this Christian Democrat party is in a coalition govt. with the socialists and communists who support abortion.

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