San Salvador, El Salvador, Oct 21, 2003 / 22:00 pm
A Catholic pro-life worker cried foul yesterday about a recent BBC report on a pro-choice organization and their efforts to legalize abortion in Latin America.
Julia Regina de Cardenal, president of Fundación Sí a la Vida (Yes to Life Foundation), claims that the Oct. 16 BBC report on Catholics For a Free Choice (CFC) is biased, that the group "is not Catholic and its members are anti-Catholic activists."
"The organization exists precisely for the purpose of pushing abortion acceptability worldwide," she said.
The BBC report about an international conference in Mexico, which focused on how illegal abortions in Latin America are the major cause of death or illness among women, was largely based on the testimony of a Peruvian woman, who nearly died from an infection and a ruptured uterus after receiving an abortion at an illegal abortion clinic.