Speaking to ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish language sister agency, "the talks held with the people on Lopez Obrador's transition team seemed to indicate attention and sensitivity to these issues, however he apparently has not exercised his leadership" with Morena party members in the congress.
For Cortés there is "a stark contradiction, because the vast majority of those that are here (in the newly elected congress) didn't win their elections on their own but won through the momentum generated by Lopez Obrador. And during the campaign Lopez Obrador never proposed any of these things. Neither abortion, euthanasia, marriage equality, drugs or gag laws."
"And what we're seeing is that those partisans that are in the congress are heading toward an outright betrayal of the people."
The FNF president pointed out that "the big question is: Does Lopez Obrador want to honor his word, does he want to fulfill what he said many times during the campaign to not lie, steal from, or betray the people? Because if he fails to keep this (promise) then we're going to have to fear the worse for everything else."
He warned that Lopez Obrador's legislators "are not attending to the people, they don't have ears to hear the people, they don't have the heart to attend to the real needs of the people. And what they're bringing on is an agenda of radical ideologies which have nothing to do with the good of the Mexican population."
"No party ought to promote murder"
Maria Lourdes Varela, the director for 40 Days for Life for Latin America stressed that "abortion goes against the population" and "no party ought to promote the murder of their children."
"Abortion is not a human right, because there is no right to kill," she told ACI Prensa.
Regarding the work being done by 40 Days for Life on the international level, Varela explained that "we are aware that this battle is too big" there are many economic resources and also the media, politicians, international organizations that directly promote that a woman is the enemy of her own child, and so she sees the child as a burden, and she comes to think that the solution to any of her problems would be to eliminate her own child."
"As we recognize that our forces are limited, we are asking God to help us win this battle, that he would transform, that he would move the hearts of those women who are thinking of abortion, that they would see that the solution could be otherwise, that death never is going to put an end to any of her problems," she said.
They also ask God to transform the hearts of the abortionists and those who promote its legalization.
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Varela also encouraged everyone who can to join 40 Days for Life, "because we are all necessary."
"It's not a question of one or two people praying, but that the converted Catholic population would ask God's favor so that He would reign once again and life would be respected." she said.
This article was originally published by our sister agency, ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.