.- The Bishops Conference of Brazil has published a statement calling on the government not to expand the legal justifications for abortion in the country and to defend human life in all of its stages.
The bishops were responding to the federal government’s announcement it will seek to broaden the exceptions for abortion, which is currently allowed in cases of rape and the life of the mother.
“We reaffirm the ethical principle of complete respect for the dignity and
“We need to be educated on how to live with each other in unity rather than
killing one another. Respect for the defenseless and for fragile life is an
expression of true culture and humanity,” the bishops stated, recalling as
well that only respect for life “can guarantee true peace.”