Pro-abortion feminists in Mexico are threatening lawmakers in the state of Quintana Roo, blocking the congressional building until they promise to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
The Catholic News Agency reports abortion activists stormed the state congressional building on Nov. 27 and now occupy the building. They are blocking people from entering the building until lawmakers promise to pass a bill to legalize abortions up to 12 weeks in the state, according to ACI Prensa.
Brenda del Río, the founder and director of the National Campaign for Life: Long Live Mexico, said the abortion activists also are threatening pro-life lawmakers.
In Mexico, states have the authority to protect unborn babies from abortion. Most do, but Mexico City and a few other areas allow abortions in the first trimester. Coupled with on-going violence by abortion activists, the country also is facing international pressure from the United Nations – and potentially, under President Joe Biden, the United States — to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
In Quintana Roo, del Río said abortion activists have been camped inside the congressional building, bringing in dogs to intimidate people and vandalizing the building with graffiti.
Here’s more from the report:
Although the feminists pledged to leave the premises in early February, they stepped up their attack after pro-life legislators managed Feb. 24 temporarily to stop the attempt to pass the bill legalizing abortion.
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Hooded activists have tagged the legislature with graffiti and caused damage.
The feminists recently replaced the Mexican flag outside the legislature with a large green cloth banner emblazoned with the slogan “abortion on demand”, which the Mexican Army took down Feb. 26.
Del Río also blamed two state lawmakers, Ana Pamplona and José Luis Guillén, for encouraging the unrest. She told the news outlet that they introduced the bill to legalize abortions in the state.
The pro-life advocate urged lawmakers to focus on real crises that threaten women and children in Mexico.
“What really is a shame in Quintana Roo … is the trafficking of children in Playa del Carmen, where pimps rent Mexican children for hours or even days to Europeans, Americans and Canadians,” del Río said.
Mexico has witnessed a spate of pro-abortion vandalism and violence in the past year. In June, several Catholic churches in Veracruz were vandalized with pro-abortion and anarchist symbols,
Catholic News Agency reported at the time. In the spring, five other churches also were vandalized with pro-abortion phrases, including “abortion will be legal,” “keep your rosaries off our ovaries” and “get angry sister.”
In March 2020, a video showed pro-abortion feminists trying to break into a church where families with young children were worshiping during an International Women’s Day protest. Then in September, pro-abortion feminists rioted in Mexico City, throwing Molotov cocktails at police and smashing windows during an International Safe Abortion Day protest.
Violence by pro-abortion activists has become increasingly common. LifeNews.com recorded nearly 200 reports of assault, vandalism, harassment and other incidents in the past two years. Our news outlet began tracking these reports after pro-life organizations expressed alarm about an uptick in violence in recent years.
Here are the reports from this year:
Argentina – Female Judge Receives Multiple Death Threats after Blocking Pro-Abortion Law (Crux)
Poland – Abortion Activists Arrested during Protest against Ban on Aborting Unborn Babies with Disabilities (The Guardian)
Ohio – Abortion Activists Attack a Church, Disrupt Its Pro-Life Service to Mourn Babies Killed in Abortions
Missouri – Antifa Radicals Attack Pro-Life Senator Josh Hawley’s Home, Threaten His Wife, Newborn Baby