ZAGREB, June 27, 2020 – The Walk for Life citizens’ initiative on Saturday distanced itself from the statement by the president of the Malaika association, which organised a march in Rijeka today, that raped women who want to abort are murderers.
The views of Barbara Brezac Benigar can in no way be associated with those of the peaceful Walk for Life, which supports the unborn child, their mother, and father, and every human being, the initiative said in a press release.
Neither Malaika nor its president is part of the national initiative Walk for Life, Family, and Croatia which this year is taking place under the motto “For the protection of every human life – without discrimination,” the initiative said.
It asked Brezac Benigar to stop the unauthorised use of Walk for Life’s protected logo and visual identity so that her association’s activities and her statements are not associated with the Walk for Life.
The initiative also expressed its support for rape victims.
During today’s march, Brezac Benigar told N1 television, “Raped women who want to abort, in my opinion, are murderers. A rapist is a person who committed a crime, a mother who aborts is a person who put herself in the position of a murderer because she ended a human life. I’m not sure that one crime should end with another crime.”
Asked by the reporter if she was aware of what she was saying, Brezac Benigar said she was “very much aware” of it.