Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of Sao Paulo recently to protest a law that would legalize abortion in the country and to reaffirm that most Brazilians are pro-life.
The protest, which was organized by the National Movement in Defense of Life—Brazil without Abortion and took place at the end of March, brought together thousands of Brazilians of all ages. The protest rally took place in the Plaza da Se, which is in front of the Cathedral that Pope Benedict met with the Brazilian bishops in May of 2007.
According to local reports, the coordinator of the protest, Marilia de Castro, said it “was essential for public opinion to be expressed against the proposals to legalize [abortion] that are currently making their way through Congress.”
Pro-life groups reminded the government of its duty to promote public policies that defend responsible parenthood, children and adolescents, and not to work for the legalization of abortion.