The Church’s statement after the legalization of abortion: “This law will further deepen the divisions in our country”

“This law that has been voted will deepen even more the divisions in our country,” they indicated from the Episcopal Conference Source: Archive

This morning, after the approval in the Senate of the law of Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy, from the Argentine Episcopal Conference they issued a statement in which they showed their displeasure at the decision of Congress and assured that it does not represent the people of Argentina.

“This law that has been voted on will further deepen the divisions in our country. We deeply regret the remoteness on the part of the leadership of the people’s feelings, which has expressed itself in various ways in favor of life throughout our country “, indicates the text issued by the press office.

The reaction of the religious authorities in the country came after the message of the Pope Francisco, who during the catechesis that he gave from the Library of the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican said: “Christians, like all believers, bless God for the gift of life. To live is above all to have received life. We are all born because someone has desired life for us. “

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The organization led by Monsignor is expressed in the same vein Oscar Vicente Ojea, Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli and Monsignor Marcelo Daniel Colombo. “We are certain that our people will continue always choosing all life and all lives “, continues the statement and continues: “And together with him we will continue working for the authentic priorities that require urgent attention in our country: children living in poverty in an increasingly alarming number, the abandonment of schooling by many of them, the pressing pandemic of hunger and unemployment that affects many families, as well as the dramatic situation of retirees, whose rights are violated once one more time. “

Finally, the text speaks to the legislators who participated in the session of more than twelve hours that approved legal abortion. “We embrace each Argentine and each Argentine; also to the deputies and senators who have bravely demonstrated in favor of lifelong care. Always defending it, 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 closes.

Thus, with this text, the Church not only shows its disagreement with what happened in Congress but also shows its discomfort with the President Alberto Fernández, who minutes after knowing the result of the vote in the Senate, 38 in favor, 29 against and one abstention, wrote on social media: “Today we are a better society that expands rights to women and guarantees public health. Recover the value of the word committed. Commitment of politics.”

Along with the approval yesterday of the law that allows abortion legally and free of charge in hospitals in the country until the 14th week of pregnancy, yesterday the National Law of Attention and Comprehensive Health Care during Pregnancy and Early Childhood was also accepted, also known as the 1000 day plan, which establishes a new allocation for Comprehensive Health Care, which consists of the payment of a Universal Allowance for Child to be specified once a year to help care for each child under three years of age.

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