.- The newspaper of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara is reporting this week that fifteen Mexican bishops have filed a legal appeal to the countryâs Supreme Court to stop the decision by the Mexican government to include the morning after pill in the official catalogue of medicines. Led by Cardinal Juan Sandoval IÃ±iguez of Guadalajara, the bishops presented their filing with the support of five legislators of the ruling National Action Party (PAN).
According to the newspaper, the bishops maintain that the governmentâs Department of Health âcommitted an act against the lawâ by including the pill in the official catalogue of medicines, based on a definition of abortion that âcontradicts the Federal Penal Code.â
The government âhas not demonstrated that the morning after pill is not abortifacient,â the bishops said, and âit has placed a weapon in peoplesâ hands for the killing of the innocent.â
The Bishopsâ Conference of Mexico announced that all the bishops of the country would join in the legal appeal.