Archbishop supports Uruguayan presidential veto of abortion law

.- Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno of Montevideo has expressed his unreserved support of President Tabare Vasquez’s historic veto of a bill that would have legalized abortion in the country.

According to the newspaper “Busqueda,” Archbishop Cotugno explained in a recent meeting with catechists that the basis for Vasquez’s veto to the bill was so clear the veto could have easily been signed by a commission of experts from the Holy See.

In his veto, Vasquez stressed that the law “cannot ignore the reality of the existence of human life in its gestational phase” and that “the true degree of civilization of a nation is measured by how it protects those most in need.”  He also reminded people that women in need must be surrounded by care and solidarity, instead of being pressured to have an abortion.

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