Ecuador march protests abortion, gay marriage

Catholic News Agency | 6/22/2019 | Staff
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Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jun 24, 2019 / 09:01 pm (CNA).- Tens of thousands took to the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 22 in support of life, marriage, conscience protections, and parental rights.

Organizers said more than 100,000 people attended the march, which had as its theme, “Respect the Constitution, the family and life.”

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The demonstrators demanded the nullification of a ruling by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador which opens the door to redefining marriage. They also voiced their opposition to attempts to legalize abortion, medical marijuana, and sex change operations on minors without parental consent.

The march was organized by several groups defending life and the family, including the Guayaquil Family Network, I'm the One to Educate My Children, Ecuador for the Family, the Young People's Front of Ecuador, Don't Mess with my Children, Lawyers for Life, and the National Front for the Family.

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In a statement, the organizers charged that a recent ruling from the Constitutional Court, which paves the way for the redefinition of marriage, violates Article 67 of the Constitution, which says, “Marriage is the union between man and woman, to be based on the free consent of the contracting persons and with equal rights, obligations, and legal capacity.”

“The sovereign authority, that is, the Ecuadoran people, is defending its rights and fighting so they don't keep passing laws attacking the life, health and security of the family, and attacking children, the most vulnerable of beings,” they said.

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They also warned that the National Assembly of Ecuador is debating a measure that would legalize abortion...
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