Pro-life leaders urge veto of Buenos Aires abortion law

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 2, 2012 / 02:05 pm (CNA).- Pro-life leaders in Argentina are encouraging the governor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, to veto a law legalizing abortion in the province which was passed on Sept. 28.

In an Oct. 1 statement, Ines Franck of the local Committee on Bioethics urged Macri to exercise his “constitutional prerogative, this time in defense of the lives of the unborn.”  

Macri has said he would oppose the law because it allows minors under the age of 14 who were raped to obtain an abortion without parental consent and at any time throughout the pregnancy.

“Not only would he thus be fulfilling an unavoidable duty of justice,” Franck said, “but also he would be respecting the ethical and moral convictions of the majority who those who voted for him in the capital city.

The Buenos Aires law was passed last Friday by a vote of 30-29.

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