Lima, Peru, Feb 9, 2004 / 22:00 pm
In a revealing letter addressed to Peru’s Health Minister, Alvaro Vida Rivadeneyra, a group of feminist and abortion organizations have demanded the suspension of a norm based on the Peruvian Constitution that requires the defense of the life of the unborn in the country’s health facilities.
The letter was signed not only by Peruvian feminists but also by representatives of foreign organizations that are also demanding changes in the country’s health policy, despite being having no authority to intervene in Peru’s domestic affairs.
Those who signed the letter include Susana Chávez of the feminist organization “Flora Tristán,” Anna-Britt Coe of the group “CHANGE”, Milka Diney of “Pathfinder International,” and Julio Zavala of the “Peruvian Association for the Prevention of Un-wanted Pregnancies,” an “ONG” completely unknown in the country.
The letter thanks Rivadeneyra for meeting with the group and demands that he implement “the main subjects of our discussion.”