ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 22, 2023 / 09:00 am
Members and supporters of the Actívate (Get Active) platform presented nearly 6,000 signatures on April 18 to the Mexican Chamber of Deputies (lower house of the federal congress) expressing their profound concern and opposition to the legalization of euthanasia in the country, as it is contrary to the fundamental value of the right to life.
In an April 19 statement, the Actívate platform said that “euthanasia is a form of assisted death that has no place in a society that values life and human dignity.”
“The team had the opportunity to speak personally with Deputy [Rep.] Éctor Jaime Ramírez Barba about the aforementioned concerns. The deputy expressed his concern for the citizenry and promised to attend to the request,” the platform reported.
Cecilia Urrea, Actívate’s campaign coordinator, said that “we have come to deliver more than 5,800 signatures to the Chamber of Deputies to let legislators know that Mexican citizens don’t want to accept the initiative, the death bill, called euthanasia. What the public is looking for and proposing is that palliative care be bolstered.”