By John-Henry Westen
BOGOTA, Colombia, April 4, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life leaders in Latin America have informed LifeSiteNews.com that hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers took to the streets in Bogota Colombia Sunday to demonstrate and pray against abortion.Â The demonstration was called together by the pro-life movement in conjunction with Cardinal Pedro Rubiano, Archbishop of Bogota.Â A case before the nation’s Constitutional Court is to decide, likely within a month, on whether abortion should be legalized in the country.
Last month the Cardinal pleaded with pro-lifers world-wide to join in a massive prayer effort to stop abortion from being legalized in the country.Â In a letter addressed to Dan Zeidler, the U.S. representative of the Caracas-based Latin American Alliance for the Family, the Cardinal explained the gravity of the situation.Â
“The future, not only of Colombia, but of all of Latin America is at stake,” he wrote.Â“The loss of one country (in terms of legal protection for the unborn) will substantially weaken the pro-life fabric of all of Latin America.Â What begins as a small hole will end as a huge tear allowing much evil to come in.Â We would no longer be a solid bloc protecting and loving all of life.”
A photo of part of the massive crowd is available at the El Tiempo newspaper, which although described by pro-lifers as hostile to the cause, had to admit nonetheless that the crowd was over 100,000.
See the coverage (in Spanish) and photo: