1 Million Pro-Life People March in Mexico to Demand End to Abortion

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 17, 2022   |   4:19PM   |   Mexico City, Mexico

Eroding protections for unborn babies in Mexico prompted massive pro-life protests across the country earlier this month as its citizens call for an end to abortion and respect for all life.

The Catholic News Agency reports about 200,000 pro-lifers participated in the March for Life in Mexico City alone, and hundreds of thousands more joined marches Oct. 8 and 9 in all 30 states. Organizers estimate there were more than 1 million people in total.

“What we want are options for life for ourselves and for our children. We believe that it’s time to overcome abortion in Mexico, as slavery was once overcome,” a spokesperson for Mujeryvida.org.mx, which organized the marches, told ACI Prensa, a Spanish Catholic news outlet.

Pro-life leaders used the march to encourage peace and respect for all human beings, and to urged the government to support women and families in need. They also asked for legal protections for every human life without discrimination, according to the report.

Here’s more from CNA:

The marches, held in a joyful and peaceful atmosphere, took place in cities in 30 states “in favor of the causes of women, the protection of human life, and for peace in Mexico.”

“I am marching on behalf of millions of women; I come with all my heart, I come for my family, for my friends, for my country,” said Laura, one of the participants.

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“It’s really painful that they don’t consider us (pregnant women), and there are those who still confront women and the lives of our children in our womb as enemies,” she added.

Most states in Mexico still protect unborn babies’ right to life, but international powers are pressuring state and federal lawmakers to legalize abortion on demand. Currently, seven states allow abortions in the first trimester, and a ruling by the national Supreme Court last year decriminalizing abortion emboldened abortion activists to push for more pro-abortion laws across the country.

Last year, the federal legislature postponed voting on a bill to legalize abortions throughout Mexico, but pro-life advocates expect lawmakers will resurrect it.

Abortion activists have been pressuring Mexican leaders for years to repeal pro-life laws that protect unborn babies, sometimes resorting to violent protests, vandalism and threats. Roman Catholic churches especially have been targets of pro-abortion violence in recent years.

Many of these pro-abortion groups are funded by some of the richest men in the world, powerful figures who want the killing of unborn babies in abortions to be legal world-wide.