Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo announced this week he has received guarantees from lawmakers that abortion will not be legalized in the country.
Cardinal Rodriguez threw his support behind a move by the National Congress to keep abortion illegal and said the decision “shows that the conviction that only God can dispose of human life exists in our lawmakers.”
“The fact that our legislative houses are not legalizing abortion means that in many of these men and women in Congress there is a clear conscience that human life is sacred and that only God can dispose of it,” the cardinal said.
He disclosed that during a meeting with Congressman Julio Horton, president of the Committee of Justice of the lower house, he was assured that the legalization of abortion would not be approved.
“We have the position that the legalization of abortion cannot pass in the House of Representatives and that is how most lawmakers have understood it,” Congressman Horton said.
The cardinal announced that senators have also assured him that they will not approve it.