.- The Italian parliament approved a motion Thursday obliging that country’s government to sponsor a resolution before the United Nations that would condemn the use of abortion as a method of population control.
The resolution also reiterates the right of every woman not to be forced to undergo an abortion. The measure is being backed by lawmakers from various parties, including some members of Italy’s left-wing Democratic Party.
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Renato Martino, said he was “excited” about the news. “I hope now that this motion will move forward at the U.N. and once there can bring about a greater consensus,” he said.