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Sri Lanka's bishops oppose bid to legalize abortion

Catholic World News - January 27, 2012

The Catholic bishops of Sri Lanka have announced that they are “categorically” opposed to a bid to legalize abortion.

The country’s government has proposed making abortion legal in what it claims to be restricted circumstances. Family minister Tissa Karaliyadda explained that abortion would be allowed only for “unwanted pregnancies, the result of the violence of men." The government's proposal is not limited to cases of rape, but uses the more malleable category of "unwanted" pregnancies.

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