By Andreas Wailzer
November 22, 2023
BUENOS AIRES — Libertarian candidate Javier Milei, who has condemned abortion as murder, has won the presidential election in Argentina.
Milei, who gained tremendous support among Argentinians fed up with the political establishment, economic decline, and surging inflation, achieved around 56 percent of the vote and convincingly defeated his opponent, Sergio Massa in the run-off election on November 19.
"Today begins the reconstruction of Argentina. Today begins the end of Argentina's decline." Milei told his supporters in a victory speech in Buenos Aires. "The model of decadence has come to an end. There is no way back."
Former U.S. President Donald Trump, to whom Milei has been frequently compared for his brash rhetoric, congratulated the designated Argentinian president on his platform Truth Social:
"The whole world was watching! I am very proud of you. You will turn your Country around and truly Make Argentina Great Again!"
Anti-abortion but pro-same-sex ‘marriage'
Milei has voiced his strong opposition to abortion, calling it "murder" and confirming the scientific fact that "life begins at conception."
"Philosophically speaking, I am in favor of the right to life," Milei told Tucker Carlson in a viral interview in September.
"Beyond that, there is a scientific justification to be had. It's the fact that life begins at conception. It's at that very instant that a new being begins to evolve, with its own unique DNA," he said.
"While it's true that women have the right to their own bodies, the child in a woman's womb is not her body," he continued. "That makes abortion murder, enabled and aggravated by a power imbalance against a child that has no way to defend itself."
Milei called the global agenda to push abortion a "bloodthirsty policy, in which some humans believe they should decide who should live and who should not. It is the utmost expression of hubris."
He expressed his opposition to the country's abortion law allowing the killing of an unborn child up to 14 weeks' gestation but stressed that he would "let the Argentines choose" whether to abolish that law and protect the unborn.
The designated president of Argentina called the alarmist climate change narrative a "socialist lie" and pointed to the connection between radical environmental policies pushed by the globalist Club of Rome and the promotion of population control through abortion.
While the eccentric politician called out modern "sexual education" as a "post-Marxist program" seeking to destroy the family, he also said that he is against "marriage as an institution" regulated by the state and that people should be free to marry whoever they want, including people of the same sex.
He has furthermore stated that people should be allowed to sell their own organs.