GUATEMALA PASSES POPULATION CONTROL LAW WITH US, UN, WORLD BANK PRESSURE

GUATEMALA CITY, November 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Two weeks ago, Guatemala’s first-ever population control law was signed into law by President Alfonso Portillo. The measure was fought vehemently by pro-life activists in the country and was condemned by the Catholic Church. The Social Development and Population Law, puts a “reproductive health” agenda directly into national policy which calls for encouraging contraceptives – including abortifacients, and mandates sex education in the nation’s schools. Mercedes Wilson, the former official delegate of Guatemala to the United Nations, told LifeSite that she has been intensely involved in fighting the legislation, which she says is […]
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CARAL ADMITS ABORTION DONE FOR “SOCIO-ECONOMIC” REASONS

OTTAWA, November 1, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Canadian Abortion Rights Action League admitted yesterday that abortions are a “socio-economic” rather than medically necessary procedure. In a submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee, CARAL Executive Director Marilyn Wilson said that women who seek abortions: “… do so for socio-economic reasons. Sometimes it is a desire to complete their education and become financially independent. In many cases, couples with children wish to restrict their family size in order to provide adequate financial support. Often, choosing abortion is a conscious decision not to become a socio- economic burden on society.” Alliance […]
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