The Catholic Bishops Conference of Peru (CEP) has denounced agencies and groups who receive strong economic funding in order to promote abortion. Bishops’ Conference of Peru, in a message to the March for Life event, pointed out that unborn life is still protected by the Constitution of Peru. The message began by reminding the assembled crowd that the right to life is the first right of a person “Because it is a fundamental right and the basis of all others. Because of this, life cannot depend upon a human decision.”
As reported by en.vaticannews.va, the message read “It is contradictory and inconsistent that, while Peruvian society fights crime, murder, kidnapping, and femicide and seeks to end the killings, there are still movements and organizations with strong economic funding that promote and attack the conceived. A totally innocent and defenceless being who cannot defend himself against his aggressors.” The message continued with the words “We must be careful and denounce any public policy that does not take into account the one conceived because life starts from conception and our political Constitution protects it and fosters it without discrimination or social conditioning.”
An estimated 800,000 people marched through the streets of Lima to promote a pro-life culture in Peru. The Constitution of Peru does not explicitly mention abortion. Rather it refers to the right of the unborn to be treated legally as a born person.