MADRID (EUROPA PRESS) – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has defended the right to abortion – banned in the country – as a “public health problem” and those close to the President, Jair Bolsonaro, have not quick to accuse him of excuses the “culture of death”.
Lula expressed during a debate held in Sao Paulo that the current “idea of family” defended by some Brazilian institutions is far behind the feeling of society, since it continues to be based on “the authorization of a man”, which is not the most appropriate “morally” to make a decision of this type.
“Here in Brazil it’s forbidden when in reality it should be a matter of public health and everyone should have the right and not be ashamed. I don’t want to have children, I’ll try to not have one and I will talk about it with my partner. What cannot be is that the law obliges him to have it, “defended Lula.
In this sense, the leader of the Workers’ Party (PT) stressed that it is poor women who suffer the most from this absence of the right to terminate a pregnancy, since they lack resources and do not have access to methods. sure.
“Here in Brazil, poor women are dying trying to have an abortion because it is a prohibited, illegal abortion,” lambasted the former Brazilian president, who recalled how women with superior purchasing power could go to abroad to undergo this practice, the newspaper said. World’.
Lula criticized that the “idea of family” in Brazil is “very backward” and without mentioning the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, lamented that women need permission from “a man who doesn’t has no morals for doing that,” when “they don’t. He took care of his kids.”
“Society has evolved a lot, mores have evolved and you have to have the courage to open this debate,” defended the former president, who has not yet officially launched his candidacy for the October elections.
Hearing Lula’s remarks, those close to Bolsonaro were quick to react, including the Liberal Party (PL) deputy, who accused him of having summoned his people “to intimidate members of Congress opposed to his communism.
Former Minister of Women and Family in Bolsonaro’s government Damares Alves assured that Lula’s “idea” “has always been the culture of death” and took the opportunity to campaign: “When of the next elections, our goal will be to protect life from conception before the death of innocent children”, as we read on his Instagram.