“Just one word from Pope Francis asking Rousseff not to enact the abortion law would be more than enough for her to comply with his wishes.”
Maybe, maybe not.
Folks, in this paragraph “If the pope speaks up, pro-abortion groups and unborn babies will suffer inevitable defeat,” please disregard “and unborn babies.” This was inattention.
Disturbed by this assertion, I have tried to find out what you are talking about. I have found several points:
1. The Brazilian constitution forbids abortion
2. Enormous majorities of the Brazilian population oppose any move to legalize abortion.
3. The Catholic News Agency refers to a general movement to loosen abortion laws in Brazil, but makes no mention whatsoever of any specific legislation.
4. Brazil’s court did allow for the abortion of anencephalitic babies, on the pretext that they would never become “people” since they could not survive until birth.
5. The Pope showed his great concern about that ruling by bringing a baby diagnosed as anencephalitic but who nonetheless survived into a central role in the climatic mass witnessed by 3 million people. The family presented the offetory, and their significance was explained to the public.
I think you have some very mistaken information that you have blitzed Free Republic with.