Loading
Presidential candidate in Panama rejects proposed reproductive health law

.- Panamanian presidential candidate Juan Carlos Varela has expressed his rejection of a proposed law on sexual and reproductive health that is currently before the country’s National Assembly and said that if the measure passes he would overturn it if elected.

“Governments are elected to govern for the benefit of all and not only for that of their supporters, let alone following internal or external tendencies that complicate life in common,” said Varela, who joined with his opponent Ricardo Martinelli in rejecting the measure.

Varela said the entire country should be allowed to debate the proposal and that it should not be put before the National Assembly.  He said that approval of such a law would constitute an attack on the Panamanian family.

He called on President Martin Torrijos to ask the National Assembly to suspend discussion of the controversial measure, adding that the government should be promoting moral values instead of spending millions on publicity and electoral campaigns. 

Recently, Archbishop Jose Dimas Cedeno of Panama City warned that the proposed law was inspired by gender ideology and would be an attack on the rights of parents to educate their children according to the own moral convictions.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
24

Liturgical Calendar

April 24, 2014

Thursday within the Octave of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 24:35-48

Gospel
Date
04/24/14
04/23/14
04/22/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Acts 3:11-26
Gospel:: Lk 24:35-48

Saint of the Day

Easter Sunday »

Saint
Date
04/24/14
04/22/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 24:35-48

Homily
Date
04/24/14
04/23/14
04/22/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: