Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

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New video shows Chile’s defense of life doesn’t stop with trapped miners

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

CARACAS, December 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new video produced by the pro-life Latin American Alliance for the Family (ALAFA) shows that the Chilean government’s commitment to the value of human life doesn’t stop with miners trapped underground, but also extends to the unborn.

The two-part video depicts the devotion of Chilean president Sebastian Piñera to the rescue effort for the 33 trapped miners. The president had waited outside the mine to receive every one of the miners as they were lifted to safety through a narrow shaft that had taken months to dig.  The video then shows advertising spots sponsored by the Chilean government, reminding Chileans that their unborn child “hears and experiences the world” just as they do.

In the commercials one expectant mother listens to music, while another spends time with her husband; the unborn child in then seen in his mother’s womb, responding and even interacting with those outside.

“My child hears and experiences the world just as I do. We’re connected!” the mother says in a voice-over. An announcer says, “An invitation from the government to protect children.”

Dan Zeidler, the ALAFA’s U.S. representative, notes that President Piñera’s devotion to human life, reflected in his relentless commitment to save the miners, has been evident in his pro-life politics as well.

“Chile’s new president, Sebastián Piñera, expressed a strong position against abortion during his campaign, and during his May 21st presidential speech to the nation, he announced a new government program called ‘Committed to Life’ to offer help to pregnant women to carry their babies to term.”

“The government of Chile has also made strong declarations at recent UN meetings explaining that Chile is a pro-life country, and will not accept abortion,” Zeidler added.

See two-part video here.

It can also be seen on YouTube here.

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