Friday, September 19, 2008

Brazilian President Luiz Lula Defends Abortion, Gay Unions

Brazilian President Luiz Lula Defends Abortion, Gay Unions

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

BRASILIA, September 18, 2008 ( - Brazilian President Luiz Lula used pro-abortion rhetoric and supported homosexual unions in an interview given to TV Brasil yesterday.

Echoing the claims of many pro-abortion politicians in the United States, Lula stated that he is against abortion, but that topic should be treated as a "public health" issue.

"For 26 years I have had a position, which is to treat abortion as an issue of public health. Many people die from clandestine abortions, because the government is prohibited from carrying them out," he said.

"If you ask me, President Lula, if I'm against abortion, I'm against abortion, my wife is against abortion, but I believe that a woman who has an abortion never does it because she wants to or for pleasure, but because she is constrained by a situation and it is at that time that the government should attend to those people."

Lula's Health Minister, Jose Gomes Temporao, has consistently fought to expand access to surgical abortion in Brazil, as well as abortifacient drugs. He recently testified before the nation's Supreme Court in favor of abortions for anencephalic babies, who are born without most of their upper brain, although they exhibit signs of consciousness.

Regarding civil unions for homosexuals, Lula stated openly that he has "defended the right to civil unions for my whole life. I believe that we have to cease with the hypocrisy, because we all know that it exists. There are men living together, women living together, and often they live extraordinarily well."

Asked about homosexual adoption and benefits for homosexual partners, Lula approvingly noted that various city and state governments in Brazil have already approved such measures. He also highlighted his recent appearance at the National Conference of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals, where he stated that "homophobia" is "the most perverse disease impregnated in the human head."

"Why don't politicians who are against (homosexual adoption and partner benefits) refuse their (the homosexuals') votes?" asked Lula. "Why doesn't the Brazilian government refuse to receive the taxes that they pay?"

"Look, we need to treat the life that each person has within his own home without any discrimination," he added.

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Source: LifeSiteNews


1 comment :

Santiago Chiva, Granada said...

On the topic of abortion, even many people who defend the possibility of legal abortions, they say they are not pro-abortion, but they don’t want to punish women who are in this difficult situation. In Germany a curious thing has happened. Something that reflects that legal abortion affects adversely to the country. And also that the change is possible: you can promote a culture of life with the support of the citizens, when really there is a real wish of avoid abortions. Since the liberalization of abortion in this country, the number of abortions is officially four million. For that reason, among others, children are seen as an unintended effect of having sex. Many people thought it was necessary to promote greater social acceptance of children in an aging society. And civil society acted, without waiting for action by the State to promote births. They joined several media organizations in a campaign. Interestingly, after the campaign, the birth rate has risen in Germany. The video is exciting. Look here:
Santiago Chiva (Granada, Spain)

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