Lima, Peru, May 4, 2022 / 16:20 pm
Pro-life leaders in Latin America have reacted to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion throughout the United States may be overturned.
The news organization Politico published May 2 a draft ruling written by Justice Samuel Alito in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The document calls for the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
In a statement to ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language sister news agency, Jesús Magaña, president of the pro-life platform United for Life in Colombia, commented that if the leak turns out to be the final decision, "it would be a victory for the pro-life movement" and it would be recognized that the 1973 ruling "was an extremely serious mistake that has cost the lives, in the United States alone, of more than 60 million human beings.”
“The 1973 decision has a very big effect, especially on the American continents. In Latin America, court rulings in the United States are looked at very carefully, and in the case of Roe v. Wade, the ruling exerted pressure for abortion to be decriminalized in many of our countries and continues to do so to this day," Magaña explained.