Tens of thousands march for life in Argentina

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Argentina last weekend, calling on the country’s leaders to protect the unborn.

Over 50,000 people reportedly took part in a march in Buenos Aires, with further rallies taking place in more than 200 cities across the country.

In many of the marches, free ultrasounds were offered to pregnant women and donations were collected to give to expectant mothers in need.


At the Buenos Aires march, a group of doctors addressed the crowd saying: “Harming a living human being in any way with the intention of ending its life under no conditions constitutes a medical act.”

“Neither the state nor anyone can force any agent or healthcare professional to engage in practices that go against their conscience.”

The marches took place on the country’s National Day of the Unborn Child under the banner “Save Them Both”.

Abortion Bill

In Argentina, abortion is currently illegal unless the life of the mother is in danger or in cases of rape. But for the first time in the country’s history, an abortion Bill is due to be debated in the senate.

It seeks to allow for abortion on demand up to 14 weeks, and up to birth in cases of ‘genetic malformation’ of the child.

Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri has already said that he will not veto the Bill.

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