Santiago, Chile, Mar 23, 2018 / 23:00 pm
Pregnant mothers carrying children, volunteers, and staff of the Chile United Foundation celebrated the Day of the Unborn Child and Adoption on March 22 in front of Chile's presidential palace.
For four years the NGO has gathered there to hand out carnations to passersby and to give them a message of hope, as a tribute to the unborn children they carry in their womb.
Chile passed a law Sept. 23, 2017 permitting abortion if an unborn child is judged to be "non-viable," if a pregnancy poses risk to the life of the mother, and in cases of rape.
Initiatives like Chile United's celebration demonstrate that it is necessary to "continue working day and night with more effort than ever to be there for the woman in that crucial moment," Veronica Hoffman, executive director of Chile United, told ACI Prensa, the Spanish-language news partner of CNA.