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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.

14 posted on 08/01/2013 2:54:05 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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Pope Francis to welcome sick girl at Final WYD Rio Mass
http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/07/28/pope_francis_to_welcome_sick_girl_at_final_wyd_rio_mass_/in2-714705

Newborn with disability presented to Pope at WYD offertory
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/newborn-with-disability-presented-to-pope-at-wyd-offertory/

WYD 2013: Pope urges young pilgrims to take Gospel home ‘to everyone’ at closing Mass
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2013/07/28/wyd-2013-pope-urges-young-pilgrims-to-take-gospel-home-to-everyone/

Newborn with disability presented to Pope at WYD offertory
http://www.dfwcatholic.org/newborn-with-disability-presented-to-pope-at-wyd-offertory-74224/.html

English Translation of Pope Francis' Press Conference
by Edward Pentin Thursday, August 01, 2013 5:35 PM

"Asked about why he didn't mention issues such as same-sex 'marriage' or abortion during the trip, Pope Francis said the Church has "already expressed herself perfectly about this." When pressed further, he said it was necessary to talk about "positive things that open the way to youngsters" and that young people "know perfectly well what the position of the Church is." The journalist pressed him even further, asking the Pope what his position is, to which he replied: "That of the Church. I’m a child of the Church.""
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/english-text-of-pope-francis-press-conference#ixzz2alVccDYy

Father Lombardi:

Well then, we now go to a Brazilian, it seems right to me. Then there is Patricia Zorzan, perhaps Izoard is coming so then we also have a Frenchman.

Patricia Zorzan:

Speaking on behalf of Brazilians. The society has changed, young people have changed, and we see many young people in Brazil. You have spoken to us about abortion, matrimony between persons of the same sex. In Brazil a law has been approved which extends the right of abortion and has allowed matrimony between persons of the same sex. Why didn’t you speak about this?

[Repeated in Italian]

Pope Francis:

The Church has already expressed herself perfectly on this. It wasn’t necessary to go back to this, nor did I speak about fraud or lies or other things, on which the Church has a clear doctrine.

[Repeated in Italian]

Patricia Zorzan:

But it’s an issue that interests young people …

[Repeated in Italian]

Pope Francis:

Yes, but it wasn’t necessary to talk about that, but about positive things that open the way to youngsters, isn’t that so? Moreover, young people know perfectly well what the position of the Church is.

[Repeated in Italian]

Patricia Zorzan:

What is the position of Your Holiness, can you tell us?

[Repeated in Italian]

Pope Francis:

That of the Church. I’m a child of the Church.

[Repeated in Italian]

Father Lombardi:

Now we return to the Spanish group: Dario Menor Torres … ah, sorry, Izoard, whom we already called, so we have one of the French group … and then, Dario Menor.
http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/francis-press-conference-on-return-flight-from-brazil-part-1

15 posted on 08/01/2013 5:40:31 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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