Abortion South America University Faculty for Life

Teresa Collett on Ecuador abortion legalization battle

UFL President Teresa Collett was quoted in a article, “Human Rights Watch Pressures Ecuador to Legalize Abortion, Pro-Life Nation Fights Back.” In it she responds to the Human Life Watch assertion that abortion restriction laws are “cruel” and “degrading” to women.

The legal claim is absolutely false, say international legal experts like Professor Teresa Collett of the University of St. Thomas. Collett said the demand made by HRW to Dr. Mauro Andino of Ecuador’s Justice commission has “no basis” in law. The pressure to “legalize abortion in a broad range of cases has no basis” in UN treaties or any other legally binding convention to which Ecuador belongs, she said.



Robert Gotcher is a dogmatic and moral theologian and long-time member of UFL who received his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kathy, are raising their seven children in Franklin, Wisconsin.