More than 400,000 pro-life signatures presented to Argentine legislature

Catholic News Agency | 6/7/2018 | Staff
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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 7, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- In the run-up to a Congressional vote on a pending abortion bill, 417,000 signatures expressing support for the unborn and their mothers were presented June 5 to Argentina’s legislature.

The bill, which would legalize elective abortion in the country, will be voted on in the House of Representatives on June 13.

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The signatures were delivered by representatives of pro-life organizations to Congresswomen Gabriela Burgos and Carmen Polledo, who chair the committees on Criminal and Healthcare Legislation, respectively.

Speaking to ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish language sister agency, the president of Más Vida, Raul Magnasco, said that the signatures are “one more proof of the clear commitment that the people of Argentina have in defense of life and their rejection of legalized abortion.”

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“Thousands more signatures have come and are coming in up to today from different provinces. [The response] has filled with joy all of us who are committed to life,” he added.

In addition to political action, Catholics have organized prayer campaigns in defense the lives of unborn babies and their mothers.

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A “Jericho for Life” prayer campaign began June 6, inspired by the Old Testament story of the walls of Jericho falling down in response to prayer.

In the scriptural account, Joshua's army, led by priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant,...
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