.- The National Pro-Life Committee in Mexico says that it will light 7,194 candles on April 24 outside the Legislative Assembly in memory of the unborn babies that have been killed since abortion was legalized in the Mexican capital last year.
In a brief statement, the pro-life committee said the candlelight vigil would begin at 5 a.m. and end at 6 a.m.
On April 24, 2007, the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City legalized abortion up to the twelfth week. The law was debated for seven hours and was approved by a vote of 46-19 with one abstention. Up to now, according to the president of the National Pro-Life Committee, Jorge Serrano Limon, eight women have died as a consequence of legal abortions in Mexico City—a number much higher than what authorities have acknowledged.