Mexico was rocked by violent protests Sunday by pro-abortion feminists demanding that the government legalize abortion on demand.
In Mexico City, one protester was caught on video throwing a firebomb at a small group of men conducting a counter-protest against abortion, Yahoo News reports. At least 65 people were injured during the violence in Mexico City, including a female journalist who sustained second-degree burns, Reuters reports.
Journalist Alejandro Bermudez shared a video of the firebomb incident on Twitter:
Mexican pro abortion Feminists try to learn how to throw a bomb… without much success pic.twitter.com/PaEYqCBPvH
— Alejandro Bermudez (@albermudezr) March 9, 2020
Other parts of the country saw violent pro-abortion protests as well.
The protests took place on International Women’s Day, which focuses on a variety of issues, but legalizing the killing of unborn babies in abortions was at the center of many of the protests. Most Central and South American countries protect the right to life for unborn babies.
Much of the violence was directed toward Catholic churches, government buildings and monuments. ACI Prensa, a Catholic Spanish news outlet, reported about vandalism and other violence at the Hermosillo Cathedral in Sonora, the Iglesia Cathedral in Campeche, the Church of the Beguinage and the Minor Seminary and the School Motolinia, and a monument in Guadalajara.
Two videos show feminists trying to break into the Hermosillo Cathedral in Sonora while families were celebrating Mass. Frightened children can be seen trying to shelter themselves from the violence while others barricade the church doors with pews. Meanwhile, the abortion activists outside can be seen smashing in windows and trying to break down the doors.
Feministas vandalizan la catedral de Hermosillo, Sonora, mientras había Misa. Dentro había niños, mujeres, ancianos y gente de todas las edades. ¿Dónde está el gobierno para que haga justicia? #MujerEsVida #MujeresPorLaPaz #NoMeRepresentan pic.twitter.com/fr3MJfwMtz
— Alonso J. Glick, DMD ن 👣 (@realAlonsoDMD) March 9, 2020
Feministas vamdalizan Catedral de Hermosillo, laicos fieles custodian la Iglesia de los ataques de estas mujeres. pic.twitter.com/F4i0lePHv8
— 👣 Araceli (@AraVa76020963) March 9, 2020
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Yet another video shows abortion activists vandalizing the Iglesia Cathedral in Campeche in southeastern Mexico.
— [ Oliver Pacheco ] (@oliverpachecoMX) March 9, 2020
Other photo and videos show vandalism by pro-abortion feminists at the church of the Beguinage, the Minor Seminary and the School Motolinia in Mexico.
Feministas piden aborto legal en la marcha del 8 marzo
En su paso destruyen y vandalizan la iglesia ⛪ del Beaterio, el Seminario Menor y la Escuela 🏫 Motolinia llaman a las mujeres católicas “incubadoras y fieles sirvientas” #FeQueInforma #SoyUnCatolIn 🐦 pic.twitter.com/pmaNI91Zxz
— CATOLIN (@Catol_In) March 9, 2020
Another video shows abortion activists vandalizing a monument in Guadalajara, Mexico.
— CitizenGO es (@CitizenGOes) March 9, 2020
International news outlets also reported on the violence in Mexico and central and South America. In Santiago, Chile, 19 police officers were injured during the pro-abortion protest there, according to Reuters. In Mexico City, Reuters reported abortion activists also smashed vehicle windows, vandalized government buildings with graffiti and threw homemade bombs at policewomen.
Violence by pro-abortion protesters has become increasingly common. Last September, protesters in Mexico City tried to burn down a Catholic cathedral and a government building during a protest demanding legalized abortion. That same month, Swiss pro-life advocates were met with violence during their peaceful March for Life, as were pro-life advocates and politicians in the Australian state of New South Wales as its legislature debated a radical pro-abortion bill.
LifeNews.com recorded more than 100 reports of assault, vandalism, harassment and other incidents targeting pro-life advocates in 2019. Our news outlet began tracking these reports after pro-life organizations expressed alarm about an uptick in violence in recent years.
Reports this year include:
Washington state – Video: Students Vandalize Pro-Life Chalk Display at Western Washington University (Students for Life)
California – Hundreds of Pro-Life Fliers Stolen at Cal-Poly ahead of Pro-Life Speaker’s Talk (Students for Life)
Ohio – Video: Mom Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Advocate on Sidewalk (Created Equal)
New Hampshire – Man Arrested after Allegedly Assaulting 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter (Townhall)
California – Bernie Sanders Supporter Allegedly Vandalizes, Tries to Set Fire to GOP Office (KRCR News)
Indiana – Pro-Life Ads Vandalized in South Bend, Second Time in 3 Months (Pregnancy Help News)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Student Swipes Pro-Life Sign from Daily Caller Reporter’s Hands
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activist Threatens to Slit Pro-Life Student’s Throat at March for Life (Students for Life)
Guam – ‘Protect Unborn Babies’ Display Vandalized at Catholic Church (KUAM News)