SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (LifeSiteNews) – Yesterday Chileans elected the socialist contender for president of the country over a conservative contender. Catholic World News noted last week the contrast between the two leaders on life issues. The conservative, Joaquin Lavin, held an overt pro-life stance and agreed to approve the congressionally passed “Day of the Unborn Child” as an official proclamation for March 25 on his “first day in office.” Ricardo Lagos, the socialist, now president, on the other hand, refused to give such assurances, saying, “I will not make any electoral promise. I will make a decision when I am in office, not before then.”
In related news, Chilean Congressman Antonio Leal rejoiced this week that his long-fought battle to bring pornography into Chile was won with the introduction of the Playboy Channel on television. Leal called the introduction of porn into his country “extraordinary,” and the report added with obvious distaste that “until just several years ago, the Catholic Church confiscated and then supervised private burnings of Playboy magazines taken on the docks of the main port, Valparaiso.”
See the News on the Playboy story.
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