Pro-life advocates warn of push to legalize abortion in Ecuador

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Amparo Medina, president of the Life and Family Network of Ecuador, warned of recent lobbying efforts to legalize abortion in the country.

In remarks to EWTN News on June 19, Medina said a reform of article 142 of the country’s Civil Code – set to be debated in the national assembly – would legalize abortion in cases life or health of the mother and rape.

Medina noted that the reform is being promoted not only by the current administration, but also by “the feminist lobby that has received millions in funding in Latin America for its agenda.”

“This is the not the first attempt to legalize abortion in Ecuador,” she noted. “It has been in the works for eight years, with different bills at the National Congress, now called the National Assembly,” and with the financial backing of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

“A government that offers an abortion to a woman who has been raped as a solution to her problem shows how poor its social and human policies are,” Medina added.

She called on pro-life and family organizations to publish testimonies, legal, scientific and socio-economic arguments on the harm abortion causes “to women, the unborn child and society in general.”

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