Abortion is not legal in Peru, even for cases of rape and incest. For years the leading cause of maternal morality in Peru was clandestine abortion. Women will seek out abortion whether it is legal or not. Illegalizing abortion does not prevent abortions, it kills women.
Last night on May 25th, 30 women demonstrated in front of Congress to defend their basic rights as human beings: to decide what they, and not somebody else, will and will not do with their bodies. The members of the group Déjala Decidir (Let Her Decide), stood before Congress in various stages of undress (more…)