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Cardinal slams abortion reform

  • ucanews.com reporter, Colombo
  • Sri Lanka
  • April 2, 2012
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A prelate last week urged the government to abandon planned modifications to the law banning abortion.

At a press conference on March 29, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said he opposed the proposed relaxation of laws on abortions which he said would eventually be abolished “if the government relaxes its rules now.”

At present, abortion is allowed only if a the pregnancy or child birth is life threatening to the mother.
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