Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chilean Videos, "Viva Chile" and “Chile, the Miners, and Respect for Life”

We have just received links to newly published videos showing Chilean respect for all human life. "Viva Chile" is a really groundbreaking video and depicts the humanity of the unborn child in the womb. “Chile, the Miners, and Respect for Human Life” is the title of another video which points out that Chile in many ways is a model for other countries to follow, not only in the case of the recent successful rescue of the 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days.  Chile’s constitution and whole legal system protects all human life, including the child before birth.

Chileans are serious about protecting unborn children. All abortion is illegal. Mother and child have an equal right to life in law.

“Chile, the Miners, and Respect for Human Life” includes some moving video of the miners’ rescue, and also includes two wonderfully positive and creative TV spots which were originally aired on Chilean TV to inaugurate the government’s program to promote and protect the well-being of young children. That program, “Chile Crece Contigo” (“Chile Grows with You”), by definition includes the unborn child.

Chile’s pro-life policies have helped make Chile the safest place in all of Latin America for a mother to give birth. Chile has the lowest maternal mortality rate in the whole continent.

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.

The video can be seen at: http://www.vimeo.com/17177038  and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-8ugvSoSFY

For more information about Latin America and the pro-life cause, contact Dan Zeidler, the representative in the U.S. for the Caracas-based Latin American Alliance for the Family:FriendsofLatinAmerica@gmail.com