The 84 lawmakers of the Congress of El Salvador have signed the Book for Life, signifying their commitment to defend life from conception to natural death.
The initiative began in Honduras and organizers hope the document will be signed by all the congresses of Central America. The book will be sent next to Guatemala and Costa Rica, with Panama and Mexico to possibly come after.
“We believe that all of us must be faithful defenders of life and not leave room for anything else,” said Hugo Martinez, a leftist Honduran lawmaker.
The president of the Salvadoran foundation Si a la Vida (Yes to Life), Regina Cardenal, said that by inviting lawmakers to sign the Book of Life, organizers hope to create awareness among the different legislative bodies of the importance of protecting life, especially the life of the unborn.