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Abortion in Mexico
Top Knight calls Mexico City abortion proposal “misguided and dangerous"
Moral consequences and the value of life must be considered, Anderson says
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson

.- A bill being debated in Mexico City – which would legalize abortion in the area – is misguided and dangerous said Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.

"In a country that has made great progress in the democratic inclusion of all its citizens, a law such as this will remove legal protection from the most vulnerable members of society," Anderson said.

If Mexico City's assembly succeeds in legalizing abortion in that municipality, it will be the first such law in Mexico.

Anderson said that we should recall the words of Pope John Paul II who wrote: "[D]emocracy, [when] contradicting its own principles, effectively moves towards a form of totalitarianism. The State is no longer the 'common home' where all can live together on the basis of principles of fundamental equality, but is transformed into a tyrant State, which arrogates to itself the right to dispose of the life of the weakest and most defenseless members, from the unborn child to the elderly, in the name of a public interest which is really nothing but the interest of one part.”

The Supreme Knight is adding his voice to those of numerous Mexican Catholic leaders.  The Mexican Bishops Conference has repeatedly spoken out against what it calls a “program of extermination” being advanced by this and other legislation.

Luis Guevara, who serves as a liaison between the Knights of Columbus in the United States and those in Mexico noted: "The protection of the right to life is the most important right that a government can safeguard, and legalizing abortion in Mexico City sends the message that life is cheap and expendable. Such a law goes against the conscience of the vast majority of Mexicans who value and respect the dignity and value of each life."


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