Lima, Peru, Apr 22, 2013 / 15:07 pm
The president of Peru's congressional Committee on Women and the Family has reaffirmed her commitment to resisting pressure from abortion and contraception advocacy groups.
During a committee hearing on April 17, Aurelia Tan de Inafuko promised to continue efforts to respect life in the country, while rejecting calls to distribute contraception to minors without parental notification.
Carlos Polo, director of the Population Research Institute's Office for Latin America praised Congresswoman Inafuko for the "courageous" statement.
In statements to CNA, Polo warned that committee hearings are typically "one of the strategic places for pro-abortion organizations to triumph."