Washington D.C., Mar 10, 2020 / 13:00 pm
Pro-life advocates praised the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Tuesday for stating that the right to life should be protected from conception.
Luis Almagro, formerly the Uruguayan foreign minister, has previously drawn criticism for the organization's apparent support for abortion.
Last week, at a forum for candidates for OAS Secretary General, the current OAS head, Almagro, said that "definitely, the principles of religious freedom that I have mentioned and the principles of the right to life are fundamental principles and rights." Almagro is running for re-election as secretary general.
Almagro also said that it is "essential" that Article 4 of the American Convention on Human Rights be fully applied.