Monterrey, Mexico, Oct 30, 2019 / 16:19 pm
Archbishop Rogelio Cabrera López of Monterrey said Sunday he supports the reform of the Healthcare Law in Mexico's Nuevo Leon state allowing conscientious objection for doctors and nurses.
Speaking to the press Oct. 27, Cabrera said that "conscientious objection is a universally established right; I think that sometimes the problem is how it is understood or put into practice."
"Doctors and nurses have the right to have their moral, spiritual, and personal convictions respected, but never in detriment to or contempt of anyone," he said.
The Nuevo Leon Congress passed a bill Oct. 15 that will allow doctors and nurses to have recourse to conscientious objection not to participate in procedures such as abortion.