Monday, June 16

CNN / AP Impoverished Peru moves away from birth control - Jun. 15, 2003: "Women's advocates say Health Minister Fernando Carbone and Prime Minister Luis Solari are pushing their conservative Roman Catholic philosophy by promoting motherhood and cutting off free contraceptives and birth-control information to the poor. The government denies the accusations -- and points to its efforts to make pregnancy safer -- but the critics are not convinced. 'The minister can profess whatever faith he wishes, but he does not have the right to impose his beliefs on everyone,' said Rocio Villanueva, a government ombudsman for women's rights, referring to Carbone."

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