Brazilian President Bolsonaro criticizes Argentina’s legalization of abortion

CNA Staff, Dec 31, 2020 / 12:49 pm (CNA).- In a short message published on his Twitter account, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the decision of the Argentinian Senate to legalize abortion and vowed that abortion will never become legal in Brazil – the largest Latin American country – under his presidency.

“I deeply lament for the lives of Argentinian children, now subject to being cut in their mothers’ wombs with the consent of the State. As far as it depends on me and my government, abortion will never be approved on our land. We will always fight to protect the lives of the innocent!,” tweeted Bolsonaro.

A new abortion law was approved by the Argentinian Senate on Wednesday, December 30. The new law, in practice, will allow abortions at any time until birth and has no provisions for protecting the baby if he or she survives a late-term abortion.

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  1. Bolsonaro is one of those “vile” populists who Francis and company will have nothing to do with. Yet, he speaks the truth on the preeminent moral issue of the time in response to yet another nation (the Pope’s native land!) legalizing abortion, while we hear nothing from the Vatican. Yes, I am aware of the few pro forma comments from the Pope on the matter in last couple of months. They sound like what you would hear from someone who really does not care too much one way or another, but feels that he has to say something. On the other hand, if the Argentine government had announced it was building a wall, the reaction would have been swift and severe. The statement from the Brazilian president also compares favorably with the mealy-mouthed declaration issued by the Argentine bishops. (Do all the bishops conferences in the world use the same style book when they produce their bureaucratic gibberish?)

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