Some 50 civic organizations in the Mexican state of Puebla are defending the reform of the state’s constitution to protect the right to life from conception to natural death, thus preventing any attempt to legalize abortion and euthanasia from passing.
In statements to reporters, Reyna Suarez of the Association for Life, and Patricia Segaib of the Strength of the Future Association, praised the reform for strengthening the right to life in the Puebla Constitution.
Likewise, they rejected claims by abortion supporters that the reform is unconstitutional. The pro-abortion organizations claim the reform violates a ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court upholding the legalization of abortion in Mexico City up to the 12th week of pregnancy.
The ruling by the Court, the pro-life leaders stated, addressed the legality of the law in Mexico City but not the contents of the law. Consequently, the other Mexican states remained free to act in this area.
They also explained that the reform in Puebla includes the exceptions in cases of rape, fetal deformation or life of the mother.
Puebla joins four other Mexican states that have moved to protect life in the wake of the legalization of abortion in Mexico City.