Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Religious and Political Support for Illegal Abortions in Brazil

Photo by wili_hybrid

When at least one million illegal abortions are believed to occur in your country annually, more than 200,000 women are hospitalized each year because of complications resulting from abortions, and most abortions are obtained by employed Catholic mothers ages 20 to 29 who used contraceptive devices and have steady sexual partners, what do you do?

If you're the Catholic Church you launch an antiabortion campaign.

If you're the lower house of the Brazilian national Congress you reject a bill to legalize abortion.

When it comes to reproductive health, religion and politics.....what are they good for? Absolutely nothing.

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