Chetumal, Mexico, Mar 1, 2021 / 15:08 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A pro-life leader in Mexico has called the occupation of the legislature in Quintana Roo state by pro-abortion feminists “green terrorism”, after the color adopted by pro-abortion activists in Latin America.
Speaking to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, Brenda del Río, the founder and director of the National Campaign for Life--Long Live Mexico, said that “We Mexican women who work in the pro-woman cause have dissociated ourselves from the terrorist acts that a handful of women, including Argentine and Venezuelan women, have carried out since late November by seizing the Quintana Roo state congress.”
According to the Monterrey daily El Norte, the women had been holding a sit-in outside the congress building in Chetumal beginning Nov. 25, 2020, and then stormed the building and set up camp inside Nov. 27.
They announced they would not let anyone enter the building until the legislature held a session to vote on an abortion bill. They also demanded that the police not be called to dislodge them. Several legislators later arrived to dialogue with the protestors and agreed to allow the protest and meet with the demonstrators Nov. 30.
del Río said the activists “have camped inside the premises, preventing the legislature from doing its work.” The activists also brought along dogs “to look even more defiant," and “are threatening legislators if they don’t pass the right to abortion."