.- Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata called on Argentineans this week to create âa true clamorâ in response to the culture of death that has been moving to attack the innocent and destroy the fundamental roots of society in the legislative arena.
During his weekly program, the archbishop referred to legislative attempts by the government to grant pensions to homosexuals whose âspousesâ have died.
âAre there not other more serious injustices that need to be addressed?â he asked. âIt would not be strange in this context to see an assault on the Civil Code in order to change the definition of marriage and therefore of the family founded upon it,â the archbishop continued.
He also mentioned proposed laws that would legalize abortion in all cases of rape, not just those of mentally handicapped women, as the current law states. The exception of abortion for a mentally handicapped woman was a âconcessionâ that was granted âduring the 1920s, in the context of a culture of eugenics, in which the fear was that the child of a deficient woman would be born deficient.â
âToday we know this is not the case, at least not necessarily, and to want to extend that absolutist excuse to every kind of rape as if it were a right is a very grave thing,â he warned.