Activists Hold Washington D.C. Vigil to “Pray” for Abortion

International   |   Adam Cassandra   |   Jun 11, 2013   |   6:40PM   |   Washington, DC

Several radical pro-abortion organizations came together in Washington, D.C., Tuesday for a “vigil” to pray for “safe, legal, affordable abortion.” This blasphemous display was held “in honor of Beatriz,” the 22-year-old Salvadoran woman abortion advocacy groups around the world have been using, and continue to use, as a prop to push for legalized abortion in El Salvador—even after the child she was carrying was delivered by doctors via Caesarean section on June 3 and tragically passed away shortly afterwards.

In their statements, representatives of groups including Advocates for Youth, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, IPAS, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health repeated the misinformation about Beatriz’s life being in danger from her pregnancy, necessitating a reversal of life-protecting laws such as those found in El Salvador, to the crowd of about 30 people gathered for the event.

A report of medical experts at El Salvador’s Institute of Legal Medicine (ILM), submitted to the El Salvador Supreme Court prior to their May 29 ruling denying an abortion of Beatriz’s unborn daughter, stated, “At this time, [Beatriz] is clinically stable, which means that right now there is no imminent risk of danger of death.” The ILM recommended that Beatriz’s doctors “maintain the conservative medical treatment, that is, to continue with the pregnancy.”

ILM Director Jose Miguel Fortin said in a television interview following the report’s publication, “It is not true what Beatriz has been told, it is not true that she is in imminent risk, it is not true that she is going to improve if her child is removed from her.”

Despite the fact that Beatriz’s life was not in danger due to the pregnancy, and even after her daughter’s death, abortion advocates are still waiving this poor woman’s name around to further their radical agenda. And even praying, I’m assuming to God, for an expansion of death of the unborn.

Any time prayer is invoked in support of abortion, any person of faith is rightfully repulsed at the very notion. We can be certain God is not pleased with the torture and murder in the womb of the sacred lives He created. But there’s no doubt those praying for an end to abortion around the world far outnumber those disturbingly praying for more abortions: Note:  Reprinted with permission from Human Life International’s World Watch forum. Adam Cassandra is a Communications Specialist at Human Life International.