Pro-abortion feminists in Argentina staged a violent, topless protest Sunday to demand taxpayer-funded abortions and cultural acceptance of prostitution.
Crux reports protesters vandalized several buildings, including a Catholic cathedral in Argentina during the pro-abortion “Boob Protest.” Local news reports indicate the pro-abortion protesters threw rocks, a Molotov cocktail, bottles, tampons and feces, as well as balloons filled with paint. They also painted walls with messages such as “Death to the pope” and “Lesbianize yourself.”
The South American country protects unborn babies’ right to life in most cases. However, abortion activists met with legislators in September to push a new bill to legalize abortion on demand, Telesur TV reports.
On Sunday, women in the crowd demanded legal and taxpayer-funded abortions in Argentina. They could be heard chanting “To the Catholic, apostolic, Roman Church, that wants to place itself in our bed, we say that we want to be whores, transvestites and lesbians. Legal abortion in any place,” and “If the pope was a woman, abortion would be law,” according to the report.
Here’s more from Crux:
An estimated 40,000 women participated in a rally that closed Argentina’s 32nd “National Encounter of Women,” which this year took place in the northern city of Resistencia.
To try to avoid the usual annual attacks on cathedrals in the cities where these encounters take place, organizers made sure the building wasn’t included on their route. However, some 5,000 of the protesters broke ranks and went after the cathedral anyway.
Argentina has seen these types of crude and violent protests before.
Earlier this year, a group of abortion activists staged a gross and disgusting publicity stunt on International Women’s Day in Tucuman. They dressed up a woman to look like the Virgin Mary and then “killed” a model of an unborn baby Jesus in a mock abortion in front of a Catholic church.
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In 2013, LifeNews reported a violent pro-abortion mob attacked pro-life people who were praying at the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista in Argentina. A video showed topless women spray painting the people who were praying, some directing the paint into their faces and others putting Nazi swastikas on their clothing.
Again in 2015, a violent mob of abortion activists attempted to desecrate an Argentine cathedral and threw stones and bottles at Catholics praying the rosary in front of the church.
The Catholic News Agency reported at the time:
The feminist activists bared their chests, on which they had painted phrases such as “I had an abortion” and “I choose.” They approached the cathedral in Mar del Plata Oct. 11 shouting “the Church is a piece of trash, you’re a dictatorship.”
The activists were among the tens of thousands of participants in the 30th National Meeting of Women. They were pushed back by local police. Authorities had set up a railing around the church and stationed police there in anticipation of an attack.
The abortion supporters knocked down part of the protective railing and police reacted with tear gas and rubber bullets. The most violent demonstrators were arrested but released soon after.