Blue Defeats Green: Pro-life Victory in Argentina

 

The Senate in Argentina has defeated a bill that would have legalized abortion in the South American nation. This has an even greater significance than one might suppose just on the face of things.

An alliance of the usual suspects, namely International Planned Parenthood Federation,  Marie Stopes International, and Amnesty International* with financial backing from The Open Society Foundation (aka George Soros) and similar organizations have a long-term strategy for making abortion a right worldwide. The successful repeal of Ireland’s Eighth Amendment was supposed to create momentum for the global movement. As recently as last week there was a reason to think there might be something to this: Irish politicians call on Argentina to legalize abortion

Now that seems far less likely.

[NOTE] I have added a follow-up post here: Abortion Rights Activists React to Losing Vote

 

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* Until a couple years ago I’d thought of Amnesty International in a purely positive light for the activism they do on behalf of political prisoners. I don’t understand why they’d immerse themselves in this issue. Then again, I used to admire the ACLU for their stance on freedom of speech, but since Charlottesville they seem to be leaning toward the idea that they made a mistake 40 years ago in Skokie.


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  1. Coolidge

    Yes, Argentina’s lower house passed a bill to allow abortion up to 14 weeks, reforming the current law passed in 1921 that forbids it except to protect the mother’s health (or if pregnancy was the result of rape).

    Their upper house of congress voted not to, so the current law remains in force.

    The pro-life camp wore blue, the pro-abort wore green.

    For the life of me, cannot understand the expression of loss by the pro-abort protesters.

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    • August 9, 2018 at 9:52 am
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  2. Coolidge

    A great post of wonderful news for the children of all Argentinians. Praise God that life has won may it continue to do so!

    • #2
    • August 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm
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  3. Member

    Great news. Thanks for reporting this.

    • #3
    • August 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm
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  4. Member

    contrarian: * Until a couple years ago I’d thought of Amnesty International in a purely positive light for the activism they do on behalf of political prisoners. I don’t understand why they’d immerse themselves in this issue. Then again, I used to admire the ACLU for their stance on freedom of speech, but since Charlottesville they seem to be leaning toward the idea that they made a mistake 40 years ago in Skokie.

    Everything that isn’t explicitly rightwing becomes leftwing. What happens is that rightwing people will work with lefties but lefties will only hire lefties. 

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    • August 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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  5. Member
    contrarian Post author

    Update added here: Argentinian Abortion Rights Activists React Badly to Losing Vote

    • #5
    • August 10, 2018 at 10:57 am
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