Brasilia, Brazil, Oct 12, 2010 / 22:55 pm
Archbishop Aldo Pagotto of Paraiba accused Brazil’s Workers' Party of “misinformation and manipulation of consciences” in an effort to win the upcoming presidential run-off election, slated for Oct. 31.
In a video released Oct. 11, the archbishop said the party’s actions on behalf of its candidate, current Presidential Chief of Staff Dilma Rousseff, are aimed at “deceiving voters” into believing that she does not favor any legalization of abortion in the country.
Despite assurances from President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the party is clearly committed to promoting “the culture of death in our country,” Archbishop Pagotto said.
Abortion is currently illegal in Brazil, except in cases of rape or when the life of the mother is at risk.