The Church in Ecuador has placed posters in parishes throughout the country in support of life and against the possibility of legalizing abortion through the new Constitution, which will be subject to a national vote in September.
According to Ecuadoran media, the posters have the heading, “Mommy, I’m not a tumor, I’m your son,” and the Church is hoping they will inform Catholics about a baby’s developmental process and the different methods used to carry out abortions.
Quoting Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the posters pose the question: “If a mother can kill her own child in her own body, why can’t we kill each other?”
The bishops of Ecuador have raised serious questions about the new Constitution over the possibility that it will leave the door open to legalized abortion. In light of the upcoming referendum, they have stepped up efforts to encourage voters on the need to protect human life in all its stages.