Brazilian ruling party presidential candidate proposes not to change abortion law

10:26, October 16, 2010      

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Brazilian ruling party presidential candidate, Dilma Rousseff, said on Friday that she would not change the abortion law of the country if elected.

"I have decided to put an end to the campaign of injuries and rumors spread by my political rivals," Rousseff said in an open letter to the Brazilian public.

Since before the first round of the elections, Rousseff's campaign has been struggling to rebut several accusations against her. The main one is that, if elected, Rousseff intends to decriminalize the abortion in Brazil.

The accusations have been pointed as one of the main reasons for the loss of votes that Rousseff suffered in the last weeks of the first round campaign.

"We cannot let lies become a source of electoral benefits to those who can not manipulate the faith and the religion so respected by us all. My campaign is for life, peace, social justice, respect, prosperity and companionship among all people," the letter stated.

Source: Xinhua


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