The National Congress of Honduras has approved amendments to the country’s Constitution that seek to protect the natural family and human life from the moment of conception.
The amendment package, called the Shield against Abortion in Honduras, was proposed by MP Mario Alonso Perez of the National Party of Honduras and received the support of President Juan Orlando Hernández. An overwhelming majority of MPs (two-thirds of Congress needed votes to change the Constitution) voted for the initiative in two readings.
In Honduras, abortion is completely prohibited and criminalized. Because of this, the country is regularly subjected to enormous pressure from international lobbyists, who invariably declare states unwilling to allow the killing of their unborn children to be “human rights violators”.
That, of course, is a lie. The “right” to abortion does not belong to genuine internationally recognized human rights. No binding international human rights treaty speaks of such a “right”. But this fact does not prevent such international structures as Human Rights Watch orAmnesty International, which receive serious funding from George Soros, from shamelessly talking about this “right” and aggressively imposing it on the whole world.
But Honduras is holding up so far, despite these attacks. In 2017, for example, the National Congress refused to “reform” abortion legislation, severely upsetting the Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion lobbying organization also financially linked to George Soros, by the way.
This year, however, lawmakers in Honduras decided to go further and make it as difficult as possible to attempt to attack legislation that protects marriage and the natural family.
The amendments to the Constitution that they adopted supplemented Article 67 of the country’s main law. This article already equated unborn children with those already born “insofar as they have any rights to which they are entitled within the limits prescribed by law.” It now expressly prohibits the termination of the life of a human fetus, “whose life must be respected from the moment of conception.”
The Constitution of Honduras protects not only human life but also the natural family. Since 2005, Article 112 of the Constitution has expressly prohibited both marriage and civil unions between persons of the same sex, and Article 116 prohibits the adoption of children by same-sex couples.
But with the recently adopted constitutional amendments, lawmakers have further strengthened these norms. It would be possible to change these provisions of the Constitution only with the support of three-fourths of the votes of the members of the National Congress of Honduras, and not two-thirds of them as it was before.
The international feminist and “LGBT”-lobbies are outraged. After all, Honduran lawmakers have made it almost impossible for them to win in this country, at least in the near future. And this despite the unprecedented pressure to which they have subjected this Latin American country!
By seeking to permanently and comprehensively block any possibility of accessing marriage for same-sex couples, the Honduran Congress is entrenching state-sponsored homophobia,” said Cristian González Cabrera, an “Americas lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights researcher” at Human Rights Watch. The organization’s website calls the National Congress decision “attack on reproductive rights, marriage equality.”
Amnesty International used almost the same exact words – “an attack on sexual and reproductive rights” – to assess the situation.
“This reform violates international human rights standards,” echoed Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights.
However, as we already know, she’s not telling the truth. No real international human rights standards (no matter how much the anti-family and abortion lobbyists might want them to) prevent states from protecting the lives of unborn children and the natural family. Of course, the international lobbyists posing as civil society will now attack Honduras with renewed vigour, trying to “bend” it to their own baseless “standards” and dogmas. Let us hope that the people of Honduras will not succumb to this pressure.