The CEA published a letter after the approval of the bill to legalize abortion in the Senate.
The Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) considered that the law of Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy (IVE) “will further deepen the divisions” in Argentina and regretted “the remoteness of part of the leadership of the feeling of the people”, in a letter published this Wednesday after the approval of the bill to legalize abortion in the Senate.
“This law that has been voted will further deepen the divisions in our country. We deeply regret the remoteness of part of the leadership from the feeling of the people, which has expressed itself in various ways in favor of life throughout and across the world. Our Homeland, “the Episcopate stated in a document released this morning that bears the signature of its owner, Monsignor Oscar Ojea.
The text of the bishops highlights that “the Church in Argentina wants to ratify together with brothers and sisters of different faiths, and also many non-believers, that it will continue to work with firmness and passion in the care and service of life.”
Along these lines, he adds: “We have the certainty that our people will always continue to choose all life and all lives.”
“We have the certainty that our people will always continue to choose all life and all lives””
In this framework, the CEA indicated that it will continue together with the Argentines defending the “real priorities” that “require urgent attention. And it listed:” the children who live in poverty in an increasingly alarming number, the abandonment of the schooling by many of them, the pressing pandemic of hunger and unemployment that affects many families, as well as the dramatic situation of retirees, who see their rights violated once again. “
The episcopal communiqué also underlines: “We embrace each Argentine and each Argentine, also the deputies and senators who have courageously demonstrated in favor of lifelong care.”
“Always defending (life), without compromise, will enable us to build a just and supportive nation, where no one is discarded and in which a true culture of encounter can be lived,” he concluded.