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Peru’s bishops denounce government’s move to permit abortion

July 04, 2014

The Peruvian government has issued regulations that implement a 1924 law permitting abortion in some circumstances.

In response, the nation’s bishops expressed their “firm rejection concerning this legislation that opens the door for the first time in the history of Peru to abortion, that is to say, to the murder of an innocent human life. This ministerial regulation as well as being immoral is also unconstitutional and illegal.”

“Both the pregnant mother and the unborn have the same right to life, both must be protected by the State,” the bishops added, according to a report from the Fides news agency.


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