Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 25, 2013 / 15:04 pm
The bishops of Mexico have called on the Supreme Court to resist pressure from abortion supporters seeking to overturn 18 state laws protecting the right to life from the moment of conception.
A statement from the Mexican bishops' conference referred to three lawsuits aimed at fighting the state laws. The full court is expected to rule on the lawsuits in the coming days.
The bishops reminded the Mexican justices that their principal mission is to defend the "most basic of all rights, the right to life," upon which "the present and future of our nation depends."
"The fundamental right to life does not depend on the moral character of the person who defends it, nor is it based exclusively on religious motives, which in any case also have a place in an authentic secular state that does not discriminate against any citizen because of their religious beliefs," the bishops said.