Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 17, 2018 / 15:13 pm
The bishops of Argentina said that this week's vote in the House of Representatives to legalize abortion shows the shortcomings of both the Church and society in accompanying women and educating people.
In a statement, the bishops said the vote calls them to recognize the "weaknesses in our pastoral efforts: comprehensive sex education in our educational institutions, a fuller recognition of the common dignity of women and men, and the accompaniment of women at risk for abortion or who have gone through that trauma."
"These are all calls from reality that call us to a response as a Church," they said.
By a vote of 129 to 125 with one abstention, Argentina's House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would legalize abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy.