Honduras Amends Constitution to Permanently Ban Abortion

Last week, the Honduras National Congress amended their National Constitution to state that unborn children have the same rights as born children under the law. This is not a temporary fix, but a permanent statement in the National Constitution.

It reads, “The unborn shall be considered as born for all rights accorded within the limits established by law. It is prohibited and illegal for the mother or a third party to practice any form of interruption of life on the unborn, whose life must be respected from conception.” 

This amendment will fully ban any form of abortion or unfair treatment of the child in the womb. 

In order to secure this change in the constitution, Honduras also increased the voting amount required to 75% for Congress to ever repeal an unborn child’s right to life in the constitution. According to some lawmakers in Honduras, they wanted to create a “shield against abortion,” feeling compelled to do so in light of recent extreme pro-choice legislation that was passed in Argentina

Argentina passed a piece of radical pro-choice legislation to set a precedent for other countries. Now, however, pro-life advocates hope for just the opposite, believing that the abortion extremism in Argentina might inspire countries to bolster pro-life policies and fight for the right to life.