Alliance Defending Freedom: It’s days away: The Supreme Court’s marriage decision is expected to come down on June 29.
AP: The most liberal abortion law in South America withstood a challenge Sunday as Uruguayan opponents failed to attract enough votes in a consultation ballot to force a national referendum on repealing it.
TheLeader.info: The argentine Center for Bioethics Person and Family (centrodebioetica.org) has issued a comment on the implications of the judgment and has proposed a revision of it, in the light of a study conducted by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which has been released by the argentine agency AICA.
Clemente Ferrer at Kashmirwatch.com: The argentine Center for Bioethics Person and Family (centrodebioetica.org) has issued a comment on the implications of the judgment and has proposed a revision of it, in the light of a study conducted by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which has been released by the argentine agency AICA . . . Now, the government of Uruguay, who approved the liberalization of abortion in late 2012, seems not to have anticipated the large number of gynecologists who would bring objection of conscience.
Wall Street Journal: Uruguayan lawmakers voted to legalize gay marriage, making the South American country the third in the Americas to do so after Canada and Argentina.
Catholic Culture: By a 23-8 vote, Uruguay’s senate has approved same-sex marriage. The nation’s lower house, which approved a different same-sex marriage bill, is expected to vote in favor of the senate version, and President José Mujica, an atheist and former guerrilla leader who was elected in 2010, has said he will sign it.
Buzz Feed: Key votes on same-sex couples’ marriage rights are scheduled within days in Uruguay and Colombia.
LifeSiteNews: Uruguayan pro-life activists have gathered more than 68,000 signatures requesting a referendum over recent legislation legalizing the killing of the unborn, forcing a national vote on the issue, according to local media sources.
LifeSiteNews: Although Uruguay recently approved legislation allowing first trimester abortions, women who want to kill their unborn children are likely to experience difficulties in finding a doctor who is willing to do the deed, according to local media sources.
Washington Post: Taboo-breaking Uruguay is poised to legalize gay marriage, with lawmakers debating Tuesday whether to create a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals. It also would let couples, gay or straight, decide whose surname goes first when they name their children.
AP: Uruguay’s congress is considering a gay marriage law that would give same-sex couples all the same rights and responsibilities of heterosexual married couples.
BBC: Uruguay has become the second country in Latin America, after communist Cuba, to legalise abortion for all women. With a 17-14 majority, the Uruguayan Senate approved legislation that allows women to have an abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Turtle Bay and Beyond: Legislators in Uruguay’s Chamber of Deputies narrowly voted 50-49 to legalize abortion late Tuesday night, thus clearing the bill for a Senate vote. However, before arriving at this final count, lawmakers on both sides were forced to contend with conflicts between their party loyalties and their personal consciences.
LifeSiteNews: As the Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies prepares to vote on the depenalization of abortion, ultra-popular ex-president Tabaré Vázquez has a message for legislators: read my veto—again.
LifeSiteNews: An attempt by Uruguay’s ruling coalition of socialist parties to legalize abortion on demand during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy has stalled in the nation’s Chamber of Deputies, after passing a Senate vote in late December.
National Catholic Register: “It’s part of a trend in Latin America that often doesn’t get noticed: that there is the ‘latex left,’ and certainly countries like Uruguay and Argentina — they’re pushing this pro-abortion, pro-same-sex ‘marriage’ agenda, (and) the justices in Mexico City [are too],” said Tozzi. “But elsewhere the left is more of an old left that emphasizes economics rather than the ‘latex left’ issues,” he added . . . Tozzi sees signs of hope in other countries as well: “You also have the example of Ollanta Humala in Peru, who was elected president about half a year ago, with broad left-wing support. For a variety of reasons, he has rejected the ‘latex left’ agenda. His women’s affairs minister, a big pro-abortion supporter, was fired by him about a month ago and replaced with a woman who’s an evangelical Christian. So there are certain elements of the left in Latin America that are distinct from the latex left, which people sometimes overlook.”
LifeSiteNews.com: Uruguay’s senate passed a bill in late December, by a vote of 17 to 14, that eliminates all penalties for abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
LifeSiteNews.com: Foreign organizations with an abortionist agenda are pressuring South American countries to legalize the deadly practice, Catholic Church representatives told the government in recent Senate hearings on the topic.
C-Fam Friday Fax: An impressive list of dignitaries launched the San Jose Articles in the national legislature of Uruguay last week. Led by Congressman Geraldo Amarillo, the list included many members of the Uruguayan Congress, several former high-ranking Ministers, medical doctors, professors of constitutional law, and one famous soccer player.
StarObserver.com.au: Chile’s El Mercurio newspaper has reported that the Uruguayan Parliament is considering legislation legalising same-sex marriage.
Jurist: “The legislation allows an individual to undergo a sex change at age 18, and allows the person to change his or her name and sexual identity on any official documents, including those dealing with marriage and travel. The bill must now be signed by President Tabare Vazquez in order to take effect.”
LifeSiteNews: “Days after the Uruguayan Senate approved a bill that analysts say will legalize adoption by homosexual couples, the nation’s Chamber of Deputies (its lower legislative house) has passed a measure to allow people to decide what their gender will be — regardless of their actual sex.”
CNN International: “The bill, approved Thursday by a vote of 40-13, must pass the Senate. Because the ruling Frente Amplio party holds a majority, the bill’s passage is almost assured in the Senate, which must vote before September 15.”
Matthew Cullinan Hoffman reports at LifeSiteNews: “A senator from Uruguay’s ruling ‘Broad Front’ coalition says that if the grouping of socialist political parties wins the national elections in October it will introduce legislation to create ‘homosexual marriage.’”
This week the John Paul II Archdiocesan Institute of Bioethics warned that a new bill being discussed in the Uruguayan Parliament will not provide sufficient guarantees to prevent euthanasia from being adopted.
The Christian Telegraph reports: “An official from Uruguay’s Socialist Party revealed this week that President Tabare Vazquez resigned from the party several days ago after he broke with the party and vetoed a law that would have legalized abortion in …
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, a medical doctor, has today fulfilled his promise to veto pro-abortion legislation that was passed only three days ago by the Senate in a narrow vote of 17 in favor out of a total of 30 cast.