Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 1, 2019 / 02:03 am
Three bishops expressed their opposition to a bill that would expand the legalization of abortion in Hidalgo state in Mexico.
In a joint video message, the bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Hidalgo called on lawmakers to scrap the bill and encouraged citizens to put pressure on the legislators to vote "in favor of life."
The bill which seeks to reform the Penal Code of Hidalgo, was introduced March 21 by representatives Areli Miranda of the Democratic Revolution Party, and Viridiana Aceves of the Social Encounter Party, along with more than a dozen representatives of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), the party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In the legislative proposal, the representatives state that "the embryo cannot be considered a person or human being before the first trimester of pregnancy is [concluded]."