Strong words against abortion came out of a statement signed by the Catholic Archbishop of Mendoza two days ago, declaring “abortion is not a right or medical act even after rape,” according to “News.VA, The Vatican Today.”
The Catholic Argentinian Archdiocese of Mendoza, reacting to the “Technical guide for the complete cure of non punishable abortions” from the National Sexual Health and Responsible Procreation Program, of the Ministry of Health of Argentina that is administered in hospitals and clinics, is fighting for the legislature to create “fair and reasonable laws based on universal values and goals” to protect the rights of the unborn.
In an excerpt taken from the statement signed by the Archbishop, His Executive Monsignor Jose Maria Arancibia and the Auxiliary Bishop His Executive Monsignor Sergio O. Buenanueva, the Catholic Church’s right to life stance is made abundantly clear.
Abortion is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being in the initial phase of its existence. It is a grave injustice. It cannot be considered a right, or a medical act. The painful case of pregnancy after rape demands from the State the specific responsibility to protect human life of the two people involved: the mother and the child. Abortion is never a solution.
The documentation, which is handed out in Argentinian hospitals and clinics, is in response to the public health crisis and human rights issue within the country involving unsafe abortions. Abortions are illegal in Argentina, resulting in imprisonment, except in cases of rape, mental illness or where the women’s life is in jeopardy. The Archbishop would like to see abortion made illegal across the board, with no exceptions.
In the United States, abortion is legal with both sides of the debate weighing in heavily, especially during this bitter election year and the uproar of Catholics against the HHS Mandate.
Pregnant women on Long Island unsure of which decision is right for them may contact The Life Center of Long Island for information and support.
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