MEXICO CITY, February 19, 2002 (LSN.ca) – A group of congressmen from Mexico’s ruling National Action Party (PAN) are taking last month’s Supreme Court abortion decision to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR). Mexico’s Supreme Court failed to vote in a strong-enough majority to support a challenge by Mexico’s federal government to a Mexico City law allowing abortion in cases of fetal deformity and rape despite the country’s pro-life constitution.
Legislator Miguel Angel Torrijos said the case was filed with the ICHR Friday in order to have it declare the decision a violation of human rights – the rights of the handicapped. EFE reports that Torrijos said he went to the ICHR, an autonomous agency of the Organization of American States (OAS), because the Supreme Court violated the Constitution and has “practically legalized abortion in this country.”
See related LifeSite coverage: MEXICO SUPREME COURT RULES ABORTION FOR FETAL DEFORMITY IS CONSTITUTIONAL https://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/jan/020131.html#3
See the EFE coverage from Northern Light: https://library.northernlight.com/FE20020218610000028.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0#doc