The Planned Parenthood abortion chain cannot come to Guatemala, the president of the Central American country announced Monday.
Guatemala protects unborn babies by prohibiting abortions, and President Alejandro Giammattei insisted that it will continue to do so, AFP reports. On Monday, Giammattei said he repealed a government agreement with Planned Parenthood that would have allowed it to open in the country.
“I AM A FAITHFUL DEFENDER OF LIFE and I am emphatic in indicating that in my government I will not endorse the creation, registration or start-up of any organization that goes against life,” he wrote on Twitter.
Earlier this week, the government published the agreement with the abortion chain to “establish a branch” known as Planned Parenthood Global Guatemala LLC in the country, according to the report.
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The announcement quickly drew public outrage, and Giammattei responded with his plan to cancel the agreement just hours later, the report states.
“I recognize life from its conception, and therefore, in my government, I will not tolerate any movement that violates what is provided in our political constitution,” he said.
Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar abortion chain that destroys more than 345,000 unborn babies’ lives annually in the United States. Its patient numbers and actual health services have been dropping steadily in recent years, even though it insists that it is an essential health care provider.
The abortion group also is a major political force. It announced plans to spend at least $45 million in 2020 to defeat President Donald Trump and other pro-life candidates. Its international arm, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, also pushes abortions on countries across the world.
In the U.S., Planned Parenthood has a poor reputation that extends beyond aborting unborn babies. It has been accused of selling aborted baby body parts, covering up the sexual abuse of minors, killing women in botched abortions, misleading women about their unborn babies’ development, discriminating against pregnant and minority employees, and more.