Costa Rican presidential candidate reveals opposition to abortion and same-sex 'marriage'


Costa Rican presidential candidate Laura Chinchilla said this week she is opposed to the legalization of abortion and same-sex “marriage.”

Speaking to Catholic and evangelical reporters, Chinchilla described her vision as one for life.  “I don’t understand how parents can teach their children to respect animals and plants but are willing to sacrifice human life,” she said.

She added that she intends to call on party leaders to oppose bills that would legalize abortion. 

Chinchilla turned to same-sex “marriage” saying that while she is concerned that homosexual persons feel discriminated against, “we must see how we can bring about improvement” without altering the definition of marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Chinchilla also remarked that she is opposed to efforts to remove the word “God” from the Costa Rican constitution.