Argentina, the homeland of Pope Francis, just effectively legalized the murder of unborn babies in the womb up to 14 weeks of gestation, with exceptions:
AP – Argentina’s Senate passed a law legalizing elective abortion in Pope Francis’ homeland early Wednesday after a marathon 12-hour session, a victory for the women’s movement that has been fighting for the right for decades.
The vote means that abortion will be legalized up to the 14th week of pregnancy, and also will be legal after that time in cases of rape or danger to the mother’s life. It will have repercussions across a continent where the procedure is largely illegal.
The measure, which passed 38-29 with one abstention, was already approved by Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies and has the support of President Alberto Fernández, meaning the Senate vote was its final hurdle.
“Safe, legal and free abortion is now the law,” Fernández tweeted after the vote, noting that it had been an election pledge.
“Today, we are a better society that expands women’s rights and guarantees public health,” he added.
Argentina is the largest Latin American country to legalize abortion and the vote was being closely watched. With the exceptions of Uruguay, Cuba, Mexico City, Mexico’s Oaxaca state, the Antilles and French Guiana, abortion remains largely illegal across the region.
Just two years ago we wrote about the Argentinian Senate refusing to approve abortion, which we called a ‘glimmer of hope’. Now, sadly, that glimmer has been snuffed out.
Here’s video of the ‘celebrations’ in the street that occurred after the vote:
NEW – Argentina becomes the first country in Latin America to legalize abortion after a landmark vote.pic.twitter.com/obFbMJrLiv
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— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) December 30, 2020
To see so many celebrating the right to murder babies in the womb is a horrible scene. But if Argentina is anything like America, many of these people have been deceived by their liberal elites telling them it isn’t really a baby, but just a wad of tissue that needs removing.
I’m sure this breaks the heart of the Pope. The fact that this occurred in a country where 70 to 90 percent of the population are said to be Catholic is, as I suggested two years ago, indicative of the great falling away from the church that Paul speaks about in Thessalonians.
UPDATE: For those of you who are blaming the pope for this, you should know that he tried to stop the country from going down this path:
Before the vote, the Roman Catholic bishop’s conference had denounced what it called a “feverish obsession to install abortion.”
Just hours before the Senate session began Tuesday, the pope weighed in, tweeting: “The Son of God was born an outcast, in order to tell us that every outcast is a child of God. He came into the world as each child comes into the world, weak and vulnerable, so that we can learn to accept our weaknesses with tender love.”
Following the vote, the bishops issued a statement saying the measure “will deepen even further the divisions in our country” and said it lamented that the country’s leadership was distant from the dominant pro-life sentiment across the nation.
The pope has certainly made mistakes, but he’s absolutely right on this and does not stand with it in any way.