During his homily on Sunday, the Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera, said it was a contradiction to have a national accord against violence while at the same time legalizing abortion. Mexico’s Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether or not a law legalizing abortion in the capital is constitutional.
“Our Church not only applauds but will do everything possible to support the National Accord against Organized Violence,” the cardinal said. But “to me it is a contradiction to sign an accord against violence with great fanfare while at the same time we are threatened with the violence against the most innocent, those in the wombs of their mothers, being declared constitutional.”
The Mexican daily El Universal reported that the Supreme Court is expected to rule in favor of the law, which allows for abortion up to the twelfth week of pregnancy in Mexico City.
Cardinal Rivera also expressed his appreciation for the new book, “Life Before the Court: The Unconstitutionality of Abortion,” in which legal, medical, biological, bioethical, sociological and philosophical arguments reinforce what millions of Mexicans have already expressed with their signatures and with numerous protests” in support of the unborn.