Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, May 13, 2021 / 20:01 pm
A recently adopted municipal measure to observe March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child in Lomas de Zamora faces opposition from abortion activists, while it is being defended by the local Church.
A city ordinance to observe the day was passed unanimously by the Lomas de Zamora city council April 28.
The initiative was promoted by Juntos por el Cambio, an Argentine political coalition, following other municipalities that have established the celebration, such as Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires Province, Herrera in Entre Ríos Province, and Río Grande in Tierra del Fuego Province.
On May 5, pro-abortion groups protested and demanded the annulment of the ordinance, as it would affect the implementation of the abortion law passed in December 2020 with the backing of President Alberto Fernández.