Cardinal Pushes for "Day of the Unborn"

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, FEB. 20, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Nicolas de Jesús López Rodríguez, archbishop of Santo Domingo, says he will head a campaign every year in defense of the unborn.



Likewise, he has requested the executive powers here to promulgate the law that declares March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, as the "Day of the Unborn." The day for the unborn is observed in several countries, following an Argentine initiative.

The National Congress recently approved the law in question. But now it´s up to the national executive power to promulgate it.

"Those of us who believe in morality, understand that the child who is in the mother´s womb has rights," the cardinal said.