The Pro-Life feminists and mothers who form Reivindica Feminist Movement in Chile confounded the culture of death on October 2 when they marched through the streets of their nation broadcasting the voices of their preborn children – their heartbeats. In a creative and powerful demonstration, pregnant mothers strapped fetal heart monitors to their bellies and amplified the sound of their children’s heartbeats using megaphones.
C-Fam’s Marianna Orlandi reports:
Coordinated by the national NGO Reivindica, an organization that aims to empower “different” voices of women (meaning, the voices not considered by mainstream pro-abortion feminists), pregnant Chilean women gathered in Plaza de la Constitución, then marched to the government buildings. But this time, the women did not speak. They carried loudhailers, which broadcasted the sounds of their unborn children’s heartbeats.
The result was profoundly moving.
La Voz del Corazon, or the “Voice of the Heart” flooded the streets as mothers let their children speak for themselves in the face of discrimination, saying, “I’m here. I’m alive. Don’t forget about me even though you can’t see me.” These tiny hearts begin beating almost immediately, with new research from the British Heart Foundation revealing that preborn babies’ hearts begin beating at just 16 days after conception.
Reivindica seeks to be a voice for the women forgotten by mainstream feminists; namely, mothers, who feel marginalized by society for choosing Life and motherhood.
Special thanks to C-Fam for bringing this story, originally reported in Spanish, to the attention of English-speakers worldwide.