“What I saw there is what has me standing here with you today,” she added.
Rodriguez told the crowd how she reported several "incomplete abortions," such as the case of a doctor who "left the head of a 14-week-old baby, which he referred to as garbage, inside the mother's womb, without caring if that woman would die the next day from an infection.”
Lianna Rebolledo, a Catholic speaker and pro-life leader, recalled that she was kidnapped and raped at age 12, and became pregnant.
Rebolledo regretted that many think that rape “have already destroyed a girl's life, that no one is going to love her, that she is no longer worthy, and that she should abort the baby."
"But you know what, that's a double victimization," she stated.
In her case, she noted, “Fortunately the fact that they told me that I was pregnant changed my life,” despite the fact that doctors advised her to abort.
"Even as a 12-year-old girl, you ask yourself: Will getting an abortion take away the fact that I was raped? Will I forget the trauma? No, right?”
For Rebolledo, "the greatest gift that life has given me, that God has given me, has been my daughter."
"She, at four years old, told me, ‘mommy, thank you for giving me life’," she pointed out.
Speaking with ACI Prensa, CNA’s sister publication in Spanish, Rodrigo Iván Cortés, president of the National Front for the Family, said that “Mexico marched, Mexico stood up, Mexico did not give up, Mexico showed it is in favor of life, in favor of women, in favor of the family, in favor of fundamental freedoms.”
"Let the three powers of the union listen to us: executive, legislative and judicial," he said, at the "federal, state and municipal" levels.
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"Let them listen loud and clear: we do not want more deaths, we want more life, we do not want them to legalize the crime of abortion, we want them to protect the pregnant woman and the baby that she carries within her," he said.
Furthermore, he said, "we don't want them to redefine the family but to support it."