Feminist Leader Admits They Lied About Women Dying From Illegal Abortions by Micaiah Bilger for Life News
Another abortion activist recently was caught admitting the pro-abortion movement exaggerates the number of women dying from illegal abortions to manipulate the public into supporting abortion on demand.
In a recently uncovered video, Mexican pro-abortion leader Marta Lamas told a university panel how they vastly “inflated the figures” of maternal abortion deaths, the Spanish Catholic news outlet ACI Prensa reports.
Lamas teaches at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and helped to found the pro-abortion organization Group for Information on Elective Reproduction (GIRE). Her group has been influential in lobbying Mexico City and eight other Mexican states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
In the video, uncovered by the pro-life organization Steps for Life, Lamas admitted that abortion activists misinformed the public about the number of women dying from illegal abortions, according to the report.
“At that time, I remember, we women said ‘100,000 women die from clandestine abortions.’ It turns out that 100,000 people died in the whole country, men and women from all diseases. We inflated the figures,” she said in the video.
“It was a very complicated process, where we learned many things,” Lamas continued, prompting laughter from the audience. She said GIRE’s “radical objective” is for “abortion to be decriminalized” throughout Mexico.
The GIRE leader made the comment during an Oct. 25, 2016 panel discussion “Conversation on the Feminist Movement” at the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City, the report states.
Pilar Rebollo, director of Steps for Life in Mexico, told ACI Presna that it’s disturbing to watch abortion activists laugh about lying to the public.
“Their method of lying, inflating, exaggerating isn’t new,” Rebollo said. “… But we mustn’t let up and we cannot be asleep in the face of this [because] they’re lying to the woman that she can’t be a mother and that she doesn’t know how to be a mother, that maternity is a diagnosis.”