Despite the fact that at dawn on December 30, the Senate made abortion legal, the strong bidding between supporters and opponents it doesn’t seem to be over. At least the celestial sector wants to continue fighting with a maximum objective: to one day reach have enough votes to repeal the law.
For this reason, with a view to this year’s elections, several groups and militants who fly the flag “Provid” they will compete in various provinces wanting to access Congress.
The decision to compete with his own party was not without debate among the celestial ones. Many believe that it is more convenient to try to add candidates in the majority parties than they attract more votes and in the end they have more legislative weight. Especially in times of rift when the choice becomes polarized.
Cynthia Hotton, first candidate for deputy for the Buenos Aires + Valores list.
Others, on the other hand, consider thate cannot be part of lists full of green candidates. Finally, there are those who believe that progress should be made in the options.
One of the main fighters from the policy against abortion is the evangelical Cynthia Hotton who was already vice president candidate in 2019 accompanying Juan José Gómez Centurión for the NOS Front in the formula.
Although the coincidence in opposition to abortion continues to unite them, they did not reach an agreement for these elections and Hotton presents himself as candidate for national deputy for the province of Buenos Aires for its group, the Frente Más Valores.
Hotton – who says that his group embraces the postulates of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church – assures that his party has insertion in 55 districts of the province, where around 300,000 votes are needed to get a seat.
At the same time, it highlights the presence of candidates from their group or with the “pro-life” flag in other provinces, especially from evangelical stamp, but also Catholics who decided to go into politics and fight.
In fact, in Córdoba he reached an agreement with the Democratic Party which will lead as the first candidate to the former Minister of Economy Roque Fernandez and secondly to the evangelical Mery lounge.
In Mendoza, the evangelical Gustavo Majstrik will head the list for senators for the Federal Party, whose first aspiring deputy will be the celestial Carlos Iannizzotto (owner of Coninagro). In Santa Fe, the exponent will be the Vida y Familia party.
But there are other heavenly leaders who jumped into the political arena. It is the case of Raul Magnasco that from the More Life Foundation he was among the first to join the campaign against the legalization of abortion as soon as then-President Mauricio Macri announced in February 2018 that he was going to promote the parliamentary debate.
Amalia Granata, voting in her native Santa Fe, in 2019.
Recently obtained the approval of the Celeste Pro-Life Party in the province of Buenos Aires and is the second candidate for deputy on a list that heads Ayelén Alancay.
Magnasco considers that he made the decision together with other “provid” militants to found a party when he saw that “despite the majority opinion” of society against abortion, at the time of the vote “There were pancakes that changed their position at the last minute. There we understood – he explains – that politics did not represent the people, but the politicians themselves, who pursue different interests from those of the population that elected them ”.
In Córdoba, the celestial also have an option with several years of experience in the province that is now encouraged to compete in the national legislatures: the neighborhood Encuentro party, which leads as the first candidate for deputy to Aurelio Garcia Elorrio, a veteran fighter against the legalization of abortion who was several times a provincial legislator and who presented an injunction against the law of voluntary interruption of pregnancy.
Meanwhile, evangelicals -who were already integrated into Together for Change- They are on several lists in the provinces.
In addition, the celestial show as a clearly pro-life list the pre-candidacies for national senators also for Together for Change in Santa Fe de Federico Angelini and the media Amalia Granata who, with her anti-abortion flag, already occupies a seat in the province’s legislature.
Raúl Magnasco, during a demonstration.
Meanwhile, the celestes promote assistance to pregnant women in vulnerable situations, encourage more health professionalsd join the conscientious objector registry to excuse themselves from having to do an abortion and encourage the presentation of amparos so that the Justice declares unconstitutional the legalization of the voluntary intervention of pregnancy.
Time will tell if his versatile offense yields results. For them, the battle did not end.