Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Aug 25, 2018 / 05:01 am
An archdiocese in the Dominican Republic is organizing a pro-life demonstration next month in front of the Palace of Congress in the capital.
Archbishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta of Santo Domingo said the aim of the Sept. 9 demonstration is "to express publicly our support of what is established in our Constitution regarding the right to life from conception to natural death, as the Church teaches us."
In May 2017, the Senate rejected a series of recommendations by the government to decriminalize abortion in the country.
But this July, hundreds of activists turned out in Santo Domingo for a march to support the legalization of abortion in cases of rape, incest, or fatal fetal deformity, Hoy Digital reported.