Loading
Peruvian congresswoman scolds UN official about support for feminist groups

.- A bold Peruvian congresswoman took the occasion of a visit by UN Human Rights official Paul Hunt to scold the United Nations for giving more funds to feminist lobby groups than to the poor and those most in need.

Hunt is on a tour of Latin America to promote the new concepts of health of the World Health Organization and the policies of reproductive health, which is a euphemism for legalized abortion.

During a visit to the Peruvian congress, Congresswoman Elvira de la Puente provided Hunt with statistics on the number of physical and mentally handicapped in Peru and the scanty funds they receive from the Peruvian government, as well as the great need for medicine, care, prevention and education in this specific area.

De La Puente pointed to three decrees signed in 2002 by the Foreign Relations Minister which indicated that the UN Population Fund would finance radical feminist groups with thousands of dollars to promote contraception, sterilization and “sexual and reproductive rights.” 

She added that these agreements instruct feminist organizations to “organize luncheons, meetings, and newspaper and magazine columns to make the government implement repoductuvie health policies.”

De La Puente said the tactics go well beyond the mere providing of information to young people.  “These are ‘professionals’ who are pushing sterilization and permanent forms of contraception,” she denounced.

“Instead of finanicing feminist groups whose idealogy is known to all and who promote sterilization and ‘safe abortion’,” the funds should be given to address real needs, she said.  “Perhaps there is a way to suggest to the United Nations that the millions of dollars they are giving to us be set aside for those who are most in need” and require emergency assistance,” she added.

The Pan American Organization of Health’s representative in Peru, Manuel Peña, who was traveling with Hunt, tried to stop De La Puente, alleging that with the funds, the UN is promoting “a reproductive health policy” in order to reduce adolescent pregnancies in Peru, which are at 20%.

De La Puente fired back that the millions of dollars spent since the government of Alberto Fujimori in the area of “reproductive and sexual heath” have been used to promote contraception.

“And despite having applied even irreversible methods such as tubal ligations and vasectomies, the percentage of adolescent mothers has continued to rise,” she added.

The Peruvian congresswoman denounced that the problem is that these programs aim to terminate pregnancies by promoting the legalization of “safe abortion” and they do not invest in “education and in the formation of young people’s intellectual capacity to control their sexual lives.”


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
18

Liturgical Calendar

April 18, 2014

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Gospel
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

Homily of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42

Homily
Date
04/18/14
04/17/14
04/16/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: