Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno of Montevideo expressed regret this week at the new efforts by anti-life groups in Uruguay to legalize abortion.
Speaking on the Telenoche 4 TV network, Archbishop Cotugno said he felt “very sad that an issue of such importance depends on the decision of a few legislators.”
In addition, he said he was “perplexed” by the change that could take place in the Senate when pro-abortion lawmakers present a modified version of the “Defense of Sexual and Reproductive Health Act,” which was already rejected last month.
Two weeks ago, the bill died on the floor as a 15-15 vote by Senators failed to ensure its passage.
Two Senators not present at the time are expected to vote in favor of the new measure, thus legalizing abortion up to the twelfth week of pregnancy.