This new AUL publication, “Defending the Human Right to Life in Latin America,” which is being published in both Spanish and in English, is a ground-breaking study of pro-life laws in Latin America. Since Latin America has perhaps the most pro-life culture and laws in the world, anti-life forces work ceaselessly to undermine its pro-life commitment.
“If they succeed there, there is anti-life ripple effect around the globe,” said Saunders, well-known human rights advocate. “The aim of Defending the Human Right to Life in Latin America is to show the extent of the commitment to life in Latin America and to suggest areas where the commitment could be strengthened. Indeed the experience of several countries profiled (Honduras and Chile) shows that, contrary to the claims of anti-lifers, strengthening laws against abortion does not increase maternal mortality.”