Prayers and support are needed for pro-lifers in Puerto Rico who are taking to the streets today to demand common sense, compassionate limits on abortion to protect unborn children and their mothers. The Luchemos por las Dos Vidas (“Lets Fight for Both Lives”) March is being organized today by the pro-life group Mujeres 950 and others.
National pro-life groups have endorsed the March and are supporting efforts to pass pro-life legislation in Puerto Rico. Abortion is currently legal in the U.S. territory up until the moment of birth – a radical status quo created by Roe v. Wade. Many Americans are unaware that abortion is virtually unrestricted on the Island.
In a letter sent today to pro-life leader Daisy Quiles-Pardo, pro-life leaders based in Washington, D.C. endorsed Puerto Rico’s Senate Bill 950, “The Law for the Protection of Women and the Preservation of Life.”
The bill would “go far in limiting abortion in Puerto Rico, which already claims an estimated 20,000 lives every year in the Island, by prohibiting this loathsome practice after twenty weeks and implementing other common-sense reforms.”
“It is truly outrageous,” the letter continues, “that in the Island still today abortion is allowed until the moment of birth, that minors do not need the consent of their parents to terminate their pregnancy and that abortion can be practiced on demand without requiring a waiting period or an ultrasound or asking the fetal age.”
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Signers on the letter include SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, Rev. Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jeanne Mancini of the March for Life, Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America LAC, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, Catherine Glenn Foster of Americans United for Life, and Frank Cannon from American Principles Project.
Alfonso Aguilar of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles also signed the letter and joined Ginna Pennance, communications director of the Peurto Rican pro-life group “Fieles A La Verdad, on EWTN Pro-life Weekly last night to explain the situation on the Island to viewers.
Please keep Puerto Rico and the efforts of the pro-life community there in your prayers!