The recent move to legalize first-trimester abortions in Argentina has brought the South American nation closer to becoming a “better, more equal society” according to Argentinian President Alberto Fernández.
Fernández, who introduced the bill last year, declared that the new law marks “the culmination of a long struggle” to decriminalize abortions and make them “safer” for women, according to Merco Press. “I have been able to honor my word, to keep a campaign promise.”
According to SBS News, Fernández celebrated the “right” to murder unborn children becoming enshrined in Argentinian law in a Thursday statement, saying that “Today we have a better, more equal society. This is a great step towards equal rights, giving women the possibility to decide.”
The rights of the children to be aborted, however, are wholly ignored as the law now allows for the termination of pregnancy for any reason up to 14 weeks gestation—later in cases of rape or danger to the mother. The law also takes a swipe at parental rights, allowing girls as young as 14 to receive abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent, as well as the rights of pro-life medical providers who are now forced to either perform abortions or refer women to someone who will.
As we previously reported, the Argentine Congress passed the legislation in December, ignoring strong public opposition from the country’s citizens and provoking the nation’s pro-abortion advocates to literally dance in the streets in celebration.
According to Life News, Fernández has “repeatedly has argued that legalizing the killing of unborn babies is a health matter, citing questionable statistics about the number of women who have died from illegal abortions in his country.”
Legalizing abortion, however, neither saves lives nor helps women, the pro-life outlet declares.
Life Site reports:
Abortions destroy unborn babies’ lives and often harm mothers physically or psychologically. Pro-abortion groups often overestimate the number of illegal and unsafe abortions that occur in countries across the world.
Growing research also indicates that access to basic health care, not abortion, is what really helps improve women’s lives. For example, in 2018, Michelle Oberman, a Santa Clara University law professor, told the Atlantic that she was surprised when she began doing research on abortion in El Salvador. Abortions are illegal there, and she said she expected to find hospitals full of women dying from botched abortions, but she did not. According to Oberman’s research, better medical care, along with an increased availability of abortion drugs online, are leading to fewer maternal abortion deaths.
A recent Washington Post fact check also found what pro-life advocates have been saying for years: that, in the United States, few women died from abortions in the decade prior to Roe v. Wade, and a rise in the use of antibiotics appears to be the biggest factor in the drop in maternal deaths, not legalized abortions.
This move by Argentina represents the continued growth of the culture of death. It has infected virtually every continent after the days in which Lenin made the communist USSR the first nation to legalize abortion. No nation’s children will be safe if we do not stand up and speak out!!
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