Brasilia, Brazil, Oct 8, 2010 / 20:07 pm
Congressman Luiz Bassuma, who was suspended from Brazil’s Workers Party because of his pro-life stance, has criticized presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff for “changing her mind” and stating that she does not support abortion. Bassuma noted that it is well known that her party firmly supports legalizing the procedure.
Bassuma, who has since joined the Green Party, told the Diario El Estado that Rousseff’s situation will get worse “if she lies about abortion to get votes.”
Bassuma said the Workers Party cannot say that it doesn’t support abortion, because the party's leaders suspended him precisely because of his defense of the unborn.
“I served four terms for the Labor Party and one of the reasons why I was a member was because the party’s norms allowed for the right to freedom of opinion, of religion and of thought,” Bassuma continued. However, he added, later on, the party “didn’t work with me.”