Mexicans in Yucatan commemorate first anniversary of pro-life legislation

.- Various organizations in the Yucatan Peninsula devoted to pro-life work are celebrating the first anniversary of their state’s reforms that ensured legal protection for the unborn and that made it one of 17 Mexican states to enact such legislation.
The Pro-Yucatan Network, which brings together 47 different organizations, will celebrate the first anniversary of the state’s constitutional reform on July 15.  The reforms were passed by overwhelming majorities and were backed by the vast majority of Mexicans.
Speaking to reporters, Ivette Lavida, the president of the Pro-Yucatan Network, said the pro-life legislation “expressly upholds that from the moment of conception (the unborn) are granted protection under the law and are considered born as far as the corresponding legal effects are concerned until natural death, with all of the exceptions already envisaged in ordinary law.”
“The defense of life is not a whim, it is a commitment shared by the majority of Mexicans,” she said.
The constitutional changes are intended to protect women, especially those who are pregnant, she added.  They do not criminalize women but rather grant her the full guarantee of the defense of life from the moment of conception, Lavida said.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A state without territory elects new government
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage

Liturgical Calendar

July 24, 2014

Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:10-17


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Jer 2: 1-3, 7-8, 12-13
Gospel:: Mt 13: 10-17

Saint of the Day

St. Charbel Makhlouf »


Homily of the Day

Mt 13:10-17


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: