Beginning on Monday, August 10, some 50 organizations will participate in the first public debate in the Mexican state of Queretaro on the prohibition of abortion, possibly resulting in a reform of the state constitution.
Among those expected to participate are the Knights of Columbus, the Association of Catholic Psychologists, as well as other pro-life groups.
The president of state legislature’s Constitutional Committee, Marco Antonio Leon Hernandez, said it was important for citizens to be allowed to voice their opinion on an issue as delicate as abortion.
“Let’s listen to all those who want to come and speak and present us with documents or send us emails or call us on the phone, and with all of that information will be able to discuss how to proceed with this constitutional reform,” he said.
The proposal currently under consideration would grant legal protection in Queretaro to human life from conception to natural death.