A bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy was rejected by Argentina’s senate early this morning.
Watch as the crowds celebrated:
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) August 9, 2018
Pro-abortion enthusiasts threw rocks at police and lit fires, according to CNN, leading them to respond with tear gas and water cannon. Eight arrests were made.
When pro-life people lose a battle,we walk away peacefully. When our opponents lose any battle they turn into anarchists🤬 and arsonists🔥. In Argentina protesters set fire to part of the fence @ Congress for being denied the “right” to kill their unborn…pic.twitter.com/dw6OWv7FxV
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) August 9, 2018
Pope Francis, an Argentinian by birth, spoke out against abortion soon after the lower house approved the legislation. In March, he asked Argentina to “make a contribution in defense of life and justice.”
After the recent defeat in Ireland, this gives us a great deal of hope for the future.