Saturday, 20 August 2016

The Dominican Republic Presents Its Credentials

Sophisticated and Exemplary

Doubtless there are many things in the Dominican Republish which are not exemplary.  But on one matter, the murder of unborn children, the Dominican Republic is far, far more enlightened and advanced and sane and sophisticated and exemplary than Western and China and the Japanese nations.

This, from Turtle Bay and Beyond:

Unborn Dominican Children Protected 

By Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D

Yesterday, the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic affirmed that the unborn has a right to life in their country.   Upon approval of the new Criminal Code, the majority decided to eliminate a new paragraph of article 110, which would have decriminalized abortion not only to save the mother’s life, but also in cases of malformation, incest, and rape.

The prolife vote of the Chamber is consistent with a previous judgement of the Constitutional Court, which struck down an amendment to the criminal code that already tried to legalize abortion in those same “exceptional” cases.  Moreover this vote is consistent with article 37 of the national constitution: “The right to life is inviolable from conception to death. The death penalty cannot be established, pronounced or applied, in any case.”

Given the bicameral nature of the Dominican legislature, local prolifers are waiting for the vote of the Senate before crying victory. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority that refused to decriminalize abortion is a true miracle already: 132 votes against – 6 in favor. . . .

At present, the killing of a preborn child remains a crime, punishable by a 2 to 3 years sentence both for the mother and for anybody who helps her. The physician, nurse, obstetrician, pharmacist, or any other professional who assists in or performs an abortion faces a sentence of 4 to 10 years.
Just the reading those criminal sentences for the aborting mother and professionals who aide and abet the crime of murder of the most innocent amongst us are a ray of light in a dark, dark world.

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