CNA Staff, Sep 15, 2020 / 09:58 am America/Denver (CNA).
A group of pro-life lawyers in the Dominican Republic have called on lawmakers to reject a bill legalizing abortion in certain cases. They say the proposal would violate the country’s ban on the death penalty.
The group Lawyers for the Defense of Life and the Constitution said in a press release that on September 10, they visited Alfredo Pacheco, the president of the country’s lower legislative body, the Chamber of Deputies.
The lawyers gave Pacheco a document calling for the laws on abortion to remain untouched and arguing that legalizing abortion would be a violation of the nation’s constitution.
Article 37 of the Dominican Republic’s constitution establishes that “the right to life is inviolable from conception until death. The death penalty may not be established, sentenced or applied in any case.”
“The president of the Chamber of Deputies Alfredo Pacheco promised to send the document on to each deputy,” the pro-life lawyers said in their press release.