Guatemala Withdraws Pro-Life Opposition to Population Document

International   |   Raimundo Rojas   |   Apr 12, 2011   |   6:49PM   |   New York, NY

Guatemala affords their nation’s unborn children some of the most protective laws in the world.  Article 3 of Chapter I in Title II of the Constitution of Guatemala grants the right to life from the point of conception. This article states that the government “guarantee and protects human life since its conception, as same as the integrity and security of the person.”

Imagine the shock and disbelief when this afternoon during the 44h Commission on Population and Development in New York City,  the delegate from the Permanent Mission of Guatemala declared that her country was withdrawing all of its pro-life reservations to the outcome document from the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, Egypt.

We ALL need to remind the Guatemalan Embassy in New York City of their own country’s laws and constitution.

Below please find the name and contact information for the Head of Delegation who gave Guatemala’s report today.

Maria Veronica Sajbin Velasquez
[email protected]

These are the phone, fax and e-mail of the Guatemalan Embassy in New York City.

212-679-4760 (telephone)
212-685-8741 (fax)
[email protected]

Please be sure to forward any communication to Ms. Velasquez to the embassy.   A fax to the embassy would be most helpful.  Be sure to remind them of THEIR laws and that they are sent to the United Nations to REPRESENT their country.

The conference is over on Friday and any contact with them would be helpful. Note: Raimundo Rojas is the director of Hispanic outreach for the National Right to Life Committee. He is a former president of Florida Right to Life and has presented the pro-life message to millions in Spanish-language media outlets. Rojas also is a lobbyist for NRLC at the United Nations.