Advancing Religious Liberty
5/3/13 at 05:29 PM 0 Comments

This Week’s Pro-life Victories in Mexico

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This opinion column originally appeared on on 5/3/2013.

Author: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Piero Tozzi

The Mexican Supreme Court yesterday upheld two state constitutional amendments from Oaxaca and Guanajuato that had protected life from “conception,” rejecting an attempt by two pro-abortion justices to reopen an issue that many had hoped was closed by a 2011 Supreme Court decision. Earlier in the week the Supreme Court also struck down another amendment but on narrow, procedural grounds, leaving the door open for the state of Queretaro to correct the defect and again pass its amendment protecting unborn life.

Pro-lifers were worried when the two stalwart justices of the Mexican Supreme Court stepped down last year, fearing that the hard-won battle to preserve state personhood amendments might one day be undone.

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