.- The president of the Bishopsâ Conference of Mexico, Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, appeared on Mexican television this week with a message in support of life, as the countryâs Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of the legalization of abortion in the capital.
Speaking for all of the bishops, Bishop Aguiar Retes reminded viewers that, âthe defense of the newly conceived human being should be accompanied by the defense of the dignity of women. Respect for the right to life is at the heart of authentic democracy and the true rule of law.â
âAmong the challenges we Mexicans face,â he went on, âthe respect for human life from conception to natural deathâ is paramount. âWithout the gift of life, all opportunity is gone.â
âNo situation, no matter how unique, justifies harming the dignity of persons, especially of those who are most vulnerable, marginalized or defenseless,â the bishop said.
âWhen a society debates the legalization of abortion, what is really being discussed is the future of the nation,â he went on. âRecognizing and respecting the right to life is at the heart of authentic democracy and the true rule of law,â Bishop Aguiar Retes emphasized.
He also expressed the bishopsâ trust in the institutions of the country and said the task before the Supreme Court to review the Mexico City law is âhistoric.â âAs citizens, we trust that the justices will carry out their work with responsibility. We hope their decision will be guided by justice, law, truth and the common good,â he added