Model Gisele Buendchen defends abortion rights, attacks Bush
Jun 5, 2007, 17:57 GMT
Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian top model Gisele Buendchen defended abortion rights and blasted US President George W Bush as 'awful' for the United States, in an interview published Tuesday.
In an interview published in the Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo, Buendchen also called the Catholic Church's opposition to condoms 'ridiculous.'
The blonde beauty, who is currently taking part in Rio de Janeiro's fashion week, Fashion Rio, rejected rumours that she is pregnant.
'The day I get pregnant, everyone will see it. Of course I want to have a family in the future. But not right now. Everything has its time, and now I am happy with my life,' she said.
Buendchen declined to comment on allegations that her boyfriend, American football star Tom Brady, favours Bush's Republican Party and is considering a future career in politics.
'He never told me about that, and I would not like to talk about him now,' she said.
Buendchen criticized the Bush administration in no uncertain terms.
'He was awful. It's enough just to look at what is happening nowadays because of him, how so many people came to hate the United States,' she said.
She also said she was in favour of liberalizing abortion legislation in Brazil.
'I am in favour of women doing whatever they want with their bodies,' she said. 'I went to an exhibition in New York which showed the inside of the human body and also the phases of pregnancy. Until four months into the pregnancy there is almost nothing, it's like a small grain.'
She insisted women should have the right to choose an abortion.
'If (a woman) thinks she has no money or emotional conditions to raise a child, how can she give birth? It is clear that prevention is best, but there are situations that go beyond a person's control,' Buendchen said.© 2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur