Spokesman for Colombia’s bishops laments pro-abortion response to Zika
February 12, 2016
An official of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia decried support for abortion in response to the spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.
“The delicate situation caused by Zika virus in some countries, especially in Brazil, is being improperly used by some groups to campaign in favor of abortion,” Father Pedro Mercado told El Tiempo.
The priority, said Father Mercado, should be to exterminate mosquitoes “and not the innocent children,” according to a Vatican Radio report.
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