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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 05:07 PM

As Argentina's Macri attempts progressive makeover, millions are spent on abstinence advocate

As Argentina's Senate debates legalizing elective abortion, President Mauricio Macri has come under fire after proof emerged that his Social Development Ministry budgeted over 121 million pesos ($4.3 million) this year to a non-profit run by a far-right abstinence advocate, Dr. Abel Albino.

Albino, 71, considers sex "addictive," masturbation "a tyranny," homosexuality "a disease," and contraception "assisted fornication plans."

A member of the ultra-conservative Catholic sect Opus Dei, he opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life.

Speaking during Senate testimony on July 25, Albino defended his stance on reproductive rights by claiming that "condoms protect against nothing, since HIV can go through porcelain."

Macri, whose approval has plummeted to around 30% amid the worst recession since 2002, has attempted to win back moderate voters by hinting he'd sign the elective abortion bill should the Senate approve it.

A very good job

Documents show that Albino's CONIN Foundation has already received 62 million pesos ($4 million at the time) during Macri's first two years in office (2016 and 2017).

The funds, earmarked for "childhood malnutrion prevention," are in sharp contrast to Macri's cuts in nutrition assitance and school lunch programs, which according to activists has led to 5 million fewer liters of milk for poor children this year amid rising demand.

Albino has described poverty as a matter of "genetic potential" and "mental weakness."

Malnutrition, he believes, "is a cultural disease that occurs in places where sex takes place compulsively."

A 2009 study of CONIN's nutrition programs show no significant difference in height and weight outcomes between children enrolled in CONIN and the control group.

Speaking in Johannesburg during the BRICS summit earlier this week, Macri nevertheless defended Albino as doing a "very good job."

Reproductive health avocates have condemned Macri for cutting HIV prevention and treatment spending, and for eliminating the National Sexual Health and Responsible Parenthood Program - a program established by Congress in 2002.

Both cuts had been advocated by Dr. Albino.

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Macri and his unofficial health minister, Dr. Abel Albino, whose foundation has received over $8 million in federal funds since 2016 despite deep cuts elsewhere in the health budget.

Argentina's best-known abstinence crusader, Albino rails against sex - but seems to enjoy screwing taxpayers.

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sandensea Jul 2018 OP
pansypoo53219 Jul 2018 #1
sandensea Jul 2018 #2
Kath2 Jul 2018 #3
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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 07:21 PM

1. this has worked so well down history.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 07:40 PM

2. Absolutely. It's all about sex to these cretins - and how to cause problems for others.

Since they can't seem to enjoy it themselves.

Albino's a mean little troll with high-pitched voice, and probably a 71 year-old virgin (though not by choice).

And Macri's a known womanizer with abusive tendencies (his two prior marriages ended on those allegations).

But seriously: All it should take here is one look at countries like Spain and Uruguay, who legalized elective abortion, and have had very positive outcomes in terms of lower hospitalization and maternal deathsrates;

and on the other hand countries like Romania and - thanks to GOPee governors - the U.S., which have either criminalized or severely limited access to abortion, and got more deaths and (in Romania's case) overflowing orphanages as a result.

We now, as you may have read, have the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world; Texas, in fact, now has a rate similar to Argentina - which is why Buenos Aires is now trying to legalize elective abortion.

The Senate down there votes on it on August 8 - though Macri may still veto it. We'll see.

Thanks for reading!

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:34 PM

3. Thanks for that post.

"Since they can't seem to enjoy it themselves." Right on.

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Response to Kath2 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:46 PM

4. Sure, Kath2.

Up to 50,000 women hospitalized for unsafe abortions in Argentina annually, and 43 deaths.

None of it matters though, because Jesus.

If Jesus were to come back, and appear in Buenos Aires, these right-wing Catholics and their bankster friends (which have just pushed Argentina into another crisis) would be in some serious trouble.

To say nothing if He were to appear in Houston or Atlanta.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:48 PM

5. Very well-said.

Anti-choice is anti-woman.

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