.- During a pro-life march organized by the Catholic Church last weekend in protest of a bill that would legalize abortion in the Dominican Republic, Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo defended the march as necessary for expressing the position of the Catholic majority in the country.
âThe defense of life began two thousand years ago,â the cardinal said, noting that âalthough the work must be left to Congress, the protest on Sunday was specific regarding the position of the Church.â
âWe must be clear that we must fight against that which cannot be accepted,â the cardinal added.
âThe unscrupulous doctor does not need laws to kill. He does it hidden from the entire world, with or without the law,â he continued, noting that because a crime is committed does not mean its legalization is justified.
Cardinal Lopez Rodriguez also criticized the United Nations for promoting abortion and said the major producers of contraceptives and the promoters of abortion are only seeking âuseful foolsâ to follow them.