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1 posted on 07/30/2013 5:17:06 PM PDT by juliosevero
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As an evangelical Christian involved for more than twenty five years in the pro-life movement, I know it. Through Pope John II, especially his excellent encyclical The Gospel of Life, the Catholic Church has clearly spoken on the defense of life....

....So, because Brazil is the largest Catholic nation in the world, did not the pope need to address directly the abortion issue with the Brazilian people and Rousseff because “The Church has clearly spoken about that, it is not necessary to go over it again,” even though she is about to sign it into law?

Ping for later.

2 posted on 07/30/2013 5:23:10 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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He should have mentioned it. One of the most disappointing developments with this Pope is the waste of influence. He is likely the most popular figure in all of Latin America right now, and he could use that pulpit to condemn Rousseff’s baby-killing bill, and urge Brazilians to rally for life. Instead, he is simply saying “look to our doctrine”. The people of Brazil are not looking to doctrine, they’re looking to this man, and he is not speaking out as he should be. Millions of children’s lives hang in the balance.

The killing must stop.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 5:28:04 PM PDT by Viennacon
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What’s this about Brazil about to legalize abortion? The Brazilian public opposes liberalizing abortion 65%-10%, and the Constitution guarantees the right to life (although there was a bizarre court ruling permitting the destruction of frozen embryos). I


7 posted on 07/30/2013 6:24:32 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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It was World Youth Day 2013 for Christ's Mary's sake.

US bishops should follow in unity with the pope and only speak about "positive" things.

If the heathen want to kill their own babies it will help offset the loss of members of the (C)hurch, and Brazil may remain a Catholic country.

Who Am I To Judge Them?

URGENT: On the eve of papal visit, Brazil about to legalize abortion through the back door, while Conference of Bishops remains silent
http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/07/urgent-on-eve-of-papal-visit-brazil.html

8 posted on 07/30/2013 7:27:44 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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Brazil president approves sexual violence law
9:07 AM Friday Aug 2, 2013

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) President Dilma Rousseff has approved a controversial law that guarantees women who've been victims of sexual violence access to medical and psychological treatment.

The measure came under fire from the Catholic church because it guarantees access to emergency contraceptives, like the so-called morning after pill.

Church officials had called on Rousseff to veto that article, as well as one stipulating abused women be informed of their right to an abortion. The procedure is illegal in Brazil except for in a few cases, including the rape of the mother.

However, Rousseff signed off Thursday on text without making any vetoes. The law will take effect on Friday, when it appears in the government's official journal.

Women's Policy Minister Eleonora Minicucci said the measure "spells respect for women who suffer sexual violence."
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10907182

Bad news breaking.

11 posted on 08/01/2013 2:56:40 PM PDT by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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