Friday, March 23, 2007

Peru Declares March 25 As Day of the Unborn

Sunday, March 25, 2007 is the International Day of the Unborn Child.

Many countries have made their own declarations in favour of the unborn child. Recently I blogged on the sad turn of events in Portugal and Peru regarding legalization of abortion.

When Peru made its official declaration in 2002 it was one of the first countries to designate March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, as the "Day of the Unborn Child." Although the recent news was sad, it's good to hear that the day will still be observed in that country by some at least.

LIMA, Peru, MARCH 22, 2007 ( Another country has joined the list of those that will celebrate the Day of the Unborn Child this Sunday.

The Family and Defense of Life Commission of the Peruvian bishops' conference has stressed the urgency of defending pre-born human beings.

"The new being might be wanted or unwanted, perhaps unexpected," the commission said. "It might be in the maternal womb or in a laboratory plate, perhaps in a freezer; it might have been generated by love or in violence, in the warmth of a home or the coldness of irresponsible recklessness.

"But none of these circumstances modifies the scientific truth, which remains unharmed and unchanging: We are before a human being, as valuable as one already born."

The commission's message entitled "Love, Celebrate and Defend Life," reiterated the Church's call to welcome "the great and mysterious gift of life that shines in every human being, especially those about to be born."

Coinciding with the solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25 has been established as the Day of the Unborn by numerous countries and dioceses.


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