On Tuesday, CNS News reported that feminist protestors staged a bloody fake “abortion” on a woman dressed as the Virgin Mary outside the cathedral in Tucuman, Argentina on International Women’s Day, which was marked earlier this month.
According to CNS News (edited for language):
The protestors, according to Life Site News, which reported the incident in the English language press, cheered the fake abortion as symbolically killing “patriarchy” and “forced heterosexuality.”
Rev. Frank Pavone, who heads Priests for Life, told Life Site News, “This act also shows what is at the foundation of the hard-core pro-abortion people: They hate the church, and they literally want to abort Jesus off the face of the earth in every manifestation of his presence today.”
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In the mock abortion in front of the cathedral, a young woman is wearing a white dress, a blue veil, and a crown of flowers. She is also wearing what appears to be a rosary around her neck.
She is sitting on a chair with her legs spread and several “abortionists” wearing pink “p***y” hats are removing and dismembering a bloody fake baby from her vagina. Fake blood and body parts cover the street.
The activist group Pan y Rosas (“Bread and Roses”) wrote a lengthy Facebook post defending the women who staged the fake abortion.
The group Socorro Rosa Tucuman praised the image on Facebook, the Spanish EWTN affiliate reported, saying the woman dressed as the Virgin Mary aborted “patriarchy” and “forced heterosexuality.” The post appears to have been removed. Pan y Rosas expressed its solidarity with the Socorro Rosa group.
“This grotesque and blasphemous act represents what every abortion actually is, and those who are upset by it should be equally upset by each and every abortion that occurs,” Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, told LifeSiteNews. “As Pope St. John Paul the Second wrote in Evangelium Vitae, every attack on a human life is an attack on God and every rejection of a human life is a rejection of Christ himself.”
“This scenario serves to remind us that we have our work cut out for us,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini told LifeSiteNews. “It is symbolic of the painful confusion in our culture regarding the inherent dignity and vocation of woman. In particular, it shows a deep misunderstanding and lack of appreciation that a woman’s capacity for motherhood is a beautiful gift to be treasured, not a liability and not a right either. Thankfully Mary, mother of Jesus, was courageous despite her difficult circumstance and said yes to motherhood and the miracle of life.”
“This act also shows what is at the foundation of the hard-core pro-abortion people,” Pavone added. “They hate the church, and they literally want to abort Jesus off the face of the earth in every manifestation of his presence today.”
Those of us who have publicly opposed abortion for any length of time can attest to the fact that this is not just a debate on public policy regarding “healthcare.” It is, at its core, a spiritual battle between good and evil. This incident only proves that to be true. It also proves our assertion that liberalism is an ideology of rage and hate.
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