Pro-Abortion Law Passes In The Popes Home Country, Guess Who Pays For It?
Thousands of feminists flooded the streets in Argentina in a monstrous celebration Wednesday as South America's largest nation legalized abortions. The news came as a shock considering the nation has always been a Catholic stronghold and the birthplace of Pope Francis, himself.
According to Associated Press, the feminist movement overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis to his compatriots and is expected to pave the way for similar actions across the socially conservative, heavily Roman Catholic region.
After a marathon 12-hour session, the country’s Senate passed the law after midnight by a comfortable 38-29 margin just two years after a similar initiative fell short in a cliffhanger vote.
The legislation, which President Alberto Fernández has vowed to sign into law in the coming days, guarantees abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy and beyond that in cases of rape or when a woman’s health is at risk.
“Safe, legal and free abortion is now the law,” Fernández tweeted after the vote, noting that it had been an election pledge. However, we all know free means, the taxpayers of Argentina will pay for it- no matter how it conflicts with their religious beliefs.
The announcement leads to a massive celebration in the streets. Interestingly enough, no one was following pandemic safety guidelines, but did the news anchor mention that? No.
Transcript of the broadcast in English:
REBEKA SMYTH: And Argentina legalizes abortion after the Senate vote and the joy spills out onto the streets. See for yourselves.
ARGENTINE LEGISLATOR: ...is approved and becomes law and will be referred to the Executive.
SMYTH: Today the Argentine Senate passed a bill that legalizes abortion, a victory for the women's movement after decades of struggle. This represents a setback for Pope Francis in his country of birth, as well as for the Catholic religion. The legislation establishes that women and other persons with birthing-capable gender identities have the right to access voluntary (abortion) until the 14th week of gestation.
What did the Pope say about his home countries new law? Pope Francis reflected the Church’s opposition in his own tweet sent on Tuesday before the Senate debate: “The son of God was born discarded to tell us that every person discarded is a child of God.”
After the vote, thousands of the bill’s opponents dispersed, wiping away tears as a speaker from a makeshift stage told them: “We are witnessing a defeat of life. But our convictions do not change. We are going to make ourselves heard.”
The President of Argentina also added that they will provide better and free health care to expecting mothers. Sound familiar? Free healthcare. Free abortions. I could be wrong but it seems like socialism just gained a stronger foot-hold on a global scale.
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