The congressman explained that he has sent a letter signed by 60 legislators to the Ministry of Health, and that he will be initiating a grass-roots campaign to have the abortion pill and emergency contraception declared unconstitutional since âthey will only cause harm and suffering.â.- The president of the Peruvian Congressâ Health Committee, Dr. HÃ©ctor ChÃ¡vez ChuchÃ³n, denounced a resolution brought by several ONGs and the Ministry of Health in favor of the legalization of the so-called emergency contraceptionâwhich includes the morning after pillâcharging it is âunconstitutional.â
Chavez denounced the support for the resolution given by the countryâs Health Minister, saying it was ironic that âa Minister who is supposed to care for the health of all Peruvians approved a pill that is going to kill the most defenseless of innocent human beings who are destroyed in their motherâs womb.â
âEach new human being begins his life at the moment of fertilization in the fallopian tube. Seven days later the embryo descends to the uterus for implantation. But it finds an altered, infirm and hostile uterus. Therefore, since implantation does not take place, the embryo is lost, and this is called abortion,â he said.
ChÃ¡vez also pointed out the resolution is supported by doctors who are connected with several ONGs dedicated to promoting the abortion pill. He said these doctors lacked objectivity and clarity since their consciences have been compromised by the salaries they receive from such groups.
ChÃ¡vez said that after returning from a visit to southern Peru, he is convinced âwe do not walk alone. The majority of our population is with us because for Peruvians the issue of the defense of life is inherent in our culture.â