Archdiocese of Mexico City: Society that loses respect for life loses everything

.- In a recent editorial, the News Service of the Archdiocese of Mexico City (SIAME) denounced the ruling the country’s Supreme Court upholding the law on abortion in the Mexican capital and warning that the society “that has lost respect for life has lost everything.”

The editorial slams the ruling for placing the entire health care industry in the Mexican capital at the service of ending the lives of the unborn. “Medicine must be at the service of life and not death.  The human drama of women who abort clandestinely has been resolved by an immoral and unjust decision,” the article states.

It also criticized some members of the court who said the “Mexican Constitution does not protect the right to life, nor does any other international document.  To hear this kind of legal aberration coming from the highest court of justice speaks of the social degradation that has befallen us and of the legalism that has lost all sense of objectivity and justice.”

“The justices have not found reasons to protect the life of the unborn,” the editorial states.  “If this first of all rights cannot be guaranteed, what purpose do the others serve? For the justices, respect for the plurality of opinions is more absolute than the respect for life.”

The editorial calls on doctors and nurses to appeal to conscientious objection, on the Church to give “clear and effective testimony through her institutions” and on the faithful in general to show the Church’s “commitment to women and her respect and love for life from conception to natural death.”

“The society that has lost respect for life has lost everything,” the editorial states. “The consequences can be plainly seen.” “Today we are in mourning but today, as believers, we face a greater challenge: to give witness to the love of life and of our commitment to true justice.”

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