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Brazil Far-right Candidate Backs Church Anti-abortion Stance

The favored candidate to be Brazil’s next president, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro, on Wednesday signed a commitment to keep abortion illegal if he wins power, backing a stance by the influential Catholic Church. The 63-year-old ex-paratrooper, a Catholic whose ultraconservative and law-and-order rhetoric has lifted him in the polls, signed the promise during a visit to see Brazilian Cardinal Orani Tempesta at Rio’s archdiocese.  The document also reaffirmed Bolsonaro’s...

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