LIMA, Peru — Health and legal experts throughout Peru are denouncing a recent recommendation by the U.N. Human Rights Commission that the nation loosen its laws regarding abortion.
In a report presented on March 28, the United Nations commission recommended that Peru “revise” its laws on abortion to allow the procedure in certain cases such as rape and incest.
“Abortion should be allowed in these cases because they are performed anyway, but in a clandestine, illegal and unsafe way,” the report argued.
Peru “should adopt a national protocol to regulate the practice of therapeutic abortion,” it stated.
Abortion remains illegal in Peru, but it carries no sanction in cases when the...READ MORE