.- Archbishop Jorge Urosa Savino of Valencia, Venezuela, is warning that the proposed reform of the countryâs penal code which will be brought before the national assembly would open the door to the legalization of abortion, adding that to allow it âwould be like giving a green light to murder.â
The Archbishop explained that the lawyerâs guild, the academy of medicine, non-governmental associations and all those who defend life should speak out to prevent the approval such an initiative.
âApart from the fact that the Constitution does not allow it, there is something fundamental hereâlife should never be attacked. We cannot allow abortion to be permitted as if it were just another licit activity,â he said.
Archbishop Urosa also denounced the depenalization of food theft. âWe are facing a situation here which has been aggravated by misery and poverty, and therefore the problem must be solved at its root, which is economic. The government needs to implement social programs aimed at helping the poor.â