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Peruvian amendment to the constitution The Peruvian Commission of Health, Family and Population has proposed an amendment to the constitution. The article states that human life begins at conception and gestation ends at birth. Abortion is to be allowed only under grave circumstances affecting the life of the mother. Abortion for other reasons is to be considered homicide. Protest letters have been mailed by FORO Mujer, a group of six feminist centers in Peru. The …

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Promoting population control through religion The Institute for Development Training (IDT) attempts to bend religious principle to the promotion of population control through “educational” materials. Among the financial contributors to these efforts are Population Action International; United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia; Frank Weeden Foundation; David and Lucile Packard Foundation; General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church; Global Mission Ministry Unit of the Presbyterian Church (USA); and the National Council …

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Big dollars for U.S. environmentalists Annual expenses for the following environmental advocacy groups in 1990: $4,300,000Center for Marine Conservation $8,200,000Conservation International Foundation $15,700,000Cousteau Society $4,200,000Defenders of Wildlife $68,700,000Ducks Unlimited $15,600,000Environmental Defense Fund, $3,300,000Friends of the Earth (merged with Environmental Policy Institute) $38,200,000Greenpeace USA $1,800,000Izaak Walton League of America $35,800,000National Audubon Society $6,200,000National Parks and Conservation Association $77,900,000National Wildlife Federation $15,300,000National Resources Defense Council $121,000,000The Nature Conservancy $7,200,000Resources for the Future $5,000,000Save-the-Redwoods League $31,500,000Sierra Club $5,000,000Sierra …

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TRAUMATIC IRISH ABORTION CASE The Irish Supreme Court, by a majority of four to one, recently rendered a decision concerning abortion under Article 8 of the Irish Constitution. Article 8 reads: “The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees by its laws to respect and, as far as practicable by its laws, to defend that right” (The New York …

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