ECUADOR – Legalization of abortion, the President threatens to resign: the Church praises himOctober 14, 2013
In a note sent to Fides, Mgr. Arregui said he was “impressed by the courage, the quality with which the president spoke”. Mgr. Arregui also states that the Church’s position on this issue is well known: “We believe that human life is sacred and cannot be eliminated”. As reported in the note sent to Fides, this week there will be an official statement of the Catholic Church.
Rafael Correa, speaking on TV, stigmatized in particular parliamentarians belonging to his party who support the bill for the decriminalization of abortion, a practice that currently the Criminal Code strictly prohibits. According to what the local press reports, Correa spoke of “serious betrayal and treachery”, recalling that he had always made clear his opposition to any form of legalization of abortion. Correa defines himself “leftist, humanist and Catholic”. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 14/10/2013)