More than 40,000 people gathered in front of Congress to celebrate the first For Two Lives International Day, a global initiative with an epicenter in Argentina and coinciding with the first anniversary of the rejection of abortion in the national parliament, where a strong call was made to court of ballot to vote provida candidates, especially deputies and senators.
Once again, it turns its gaze on the human rights of pregnant women and unborn children. Many organizations in favor of life and family made public a manifesto in which they called “to overcome the false dialectic of abortion, which proposes to prefer the life of one person or another”, and instead “save both lives.” Called as “Ola Celeste” (The Blue Wave), the initiative was replicated in 14 countries simultaneously and more than 70 cities, where the Commitment for Two Lives was read in order to “stop the tragedy of clandestine and legal abortion helping pregnant women and children to be born ”through the defense and promotion of the right of“ all people, from conception to natural death ”and“ taking special care of the lives of the most vulnerable, protecting pregnant women and unborn children in situations of risk”.
Its leaders sued policy makers “to promote laws and policies to combat maternal mortality, abuse and abortion, which contemplate the rights of both lives, especially through prevention, education, improvements in care systems, containment and accompaniment to vulnerable and risky pregnancies, and in adoption devices ”. Leandro Flocco, from Unity Provida, called for the election of “celestial” candidates. In reference to the Argentine elections that are held on Sunday, August 18, he affirmed that “we are not tied to any political party, but we value the spaces that manifested against them. The challenge is to vote for deputies and celestial senators (@ Vota2Vidas): what we do not do this Sunday, we will not be able to do it next year ”.
In the event, Verónica Camargo, the mother of Chiara Páez, the young woman murdered by her boyfriend when she was in the first months of pregnancy and refused to abortion, and from whose death the #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less) emerged; the American Ramona Treviño, former employee of the network of abortion clinics Planned Parenthood, which finances in Argentina the promoters of legalization and militates against that organization, and Eduardo Verástegui, actor, producer and Mexican filmmaker with a strong commitment to cause.
The pro-life organizations committed themselves to promoting numerous actions aimed at Dos Vidas. It is worth noting the Free Vulnerable Pregnancy Care Line (Tel. +54 0800 333 1148), supported by the National Network with more than 200 entities, despite the withdrawal of financial support from the Ministry of Social Development, and the Fundación Elegí Sonreir ( I Choose to Smile Foundation), aimed at victims of crimes against sexual integrity and the care of orphaned children, through three homes in the La Matanza party.
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