Bella Actor Eduardo Verástegui Hosting First-Ever Pro-Life Hispanic Event
by Steven Ertelt
May 19, 2010
Los Angeles, CA (LifeNews.com) — Eduardo Verástegui, the Hispanic actor best known for his leading role in the highly-regarded movie Bella is hosting a first-ever national event for pro-life Latinos. The Latino United for Life Family Congress will take place May 23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
In a statement sent to LifeNews.com, the Congress is sponsored by Manto de Guadalupe, an international aid organization that helps the poor and homeless.
Verástegui said, The funds raised through our United for Life Family Congress will be used to open a medical center in Los Angeles that provides free, high-quality care for pregnant women and their preborn babies."
The new pregnancy center, the Guadalupe Medical Center, will be located in a minority area targeted by 10 abortion centers.
"Therefore, our center will be an oasis of life in the midst of a desert of death," the actor said.
He added, Just as Latinos have had their dignity undermined by negative stereotypes in the media, so too have preborn babies had their dignity denied since the controversial 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. It is the mission of Manto de Guadalupe to promote the dignity of the human person with a special focus on restoring honor and dignity to Latinosfrom the child in her fathers arms to the child in her mothers womb, from the embryo to the elderly.
Singers Emmanuel and Alexander Acha, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, impersonator Gilberto Gless, and actress Karyme Lozano will participate in the event.
Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson and Australian actor Nick Vujicic will also participate.
Vujicic was born without limbs, and co-starred in the award-winning short film, The Butterfly Circus, with Verastegui.
The threat to innocent life isn’t limited to the poorest nations. We need to be vigilant in promoting the dignity and incomparable worth of every human person right where we are, the actor added. Join us at the United for Life family congress. Unity equals strength and strength is the power behind positive change.
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