Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent


Mexican NGOs condemn Supreme Court plan to impose abortion on entire country

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent

CHIHUAHUA, Chihuahua, September 27, 2011 ( - A network of twenty Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the state of Chihuahua have issued a condemnation of a proposed verdict, currently being debated in the Supreme Court, that would overturn right-to-life constitutional amendments in 18 states.

The proposed decision, which has been called Mexico’s “Roe v. Wade,” could also establish abortion-on-demand as a “human right.”

The organizations, which fall under the banner of the Life Collective and the Chihuahua Family Network, warns that to “attack the lives of the unborn would bring about a state of barbarism” and that legalizing abortion “would augment the climate of violence that our society is currently experiencing.”

“If 60,000 abortions, 60,000 deaths isn’t violence, what is?” the NGOs ask.

The groups lament that a country that has been long characterized by its celebratory approach to life is now on the verge of changing course.

“We cannot permit our culture of life to be diverted suddenly towards a culture of death. Mexico, and principally Chihuahua, has been characterized for its joy of living.  We should make this sentiment felt in favor for life, which is the purpose of this entire struggle,” they write.

Criticizing the proposal for claiming that unborn children are not people, the NGOs observe that “in accordance with [that principle], the justice is proposing that that the murder of babies be permitted from conception and up to one day before leaving the womb of their mothers.”

They clarify that “we are not left-wing nor right-wing, we aren’t against any political party, but rather we are in favor of the existence of humanity and the rights of women,” and state that a “handful” of judges should not be permitted to override the elected representatives of the people.

The proposal, which is currently being deliberated by the eleven-member Supreme Court, has 5 votes in favor and two against.  In order to be approved it must receive eight out of eleven votes. The case will likely be decided by Wednesday or Thursday.

Previous LifeSiteNews coverage:

* Mexico Supreme Court plan to impose abortion as a ‘right’ is ‘frankly confused’: human rights expert

* Legal experts slam Mexico court plan to overturn state pro-life constitutional amendments

* Mexican Supreme Court poised to overturn state pro-life amendments on ‘human rights’ grounds

* Pro-Abortion Forces Sue to Overturn State Pro-Life Amendment in Mexican Supreme Court

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