Latin America

40 Days for Life’s Katharine O’Brien is quoted in the British newspaper The Guardian. And that’s good.

But the article she’s quoted in has a definite spin to it: “US anti-choice groups are coordinating and financing a campaign to restrict access to abortion across Latin America and the Caribbean.”

It suggests that the paper’s investigative efforts have made a huge discovery – that 40 Days for Life is operating in Latin America. Well, of course we are! And it’s no secret – you’ve been reading about it in these emails for several years now.

Abortion is banned in much of Latin America. Big Abortion wants to change that, so it labels 40 Days for Life and other organizations as the bad guys – “anti-rights groups.”

The writer almost seems to be rolling her eyes at what Katharine is doing in Colombia; for instance: “O’Brien trains locals on how to lead ‘prayerful’ clinic protests. Activists are trained in ‘sidewalk counseling’ outside abortion clinics to give women ‘other options’ and ‘help them through what must be the most difficult time in their life.'”

Why the “scare quotes”? Probably because these pro-life efforts in Latin America are working!

Written by
David Brandao, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

With 40 Days for Life, David wears many hats. Prior to joining the 40 Days for Life team, he was an award-winning radio and TV journalist. He has also served as a board member for a pregnancy help center and as publications director for a major national pro-life organization.