Peru’s Pedro Castillo is categorical: no to abortion, no to same-sex marriage and no to marijuana consumption

Far-left Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo is accustomed to citing biblical passages when he appeals to morality to justify his rejection of abortion, same-sex marriage, marijuana consumption, and euthanasia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Far-left Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo is accustomed to citing biblical passages when he appeals to morality to justify his rejection of abortion, same-sex marriage, marijuana consumption, and euthanasia.

In a televised interview during his campaign before the first round of elections on April 11, the rural school teacher who emerged from anonymity 4 years ago as the leader of a national strike was straightforward about his positions on issues that could soon be debated in the Peruvian Congress.

"I would never legalize abortion," Castillo said in a report on the RPP network. "We . . .

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