Mexican state of Guanajuato amends constitution to protect life


The Guanajuato State Legislature in Mexico approved a measure last week amending the state’s constitution to protect human life from abortion and euthanasia.


The amendment altered article 1 of the constitution to read that “all human beings from conception to natural death” shall be considered persons under the law.  “The State shall guarantee them the full enjoyment and the ability to exercise all of their rights.”


The new article also prohibits “every form of discrimination that attacks human dignity or the rights and freedoms of the person on the basis of ethnic origin, nationality, gender, age, physical capacities, social condition, state of health, religion, personal opinions, preferences, civil status or any other circumstance, quality or condition.”


Guanajuato now joins the growing list of Mexican states that have enshrined protection of human life, including Quintana Roo, Sonora, Baja California, Morelos, Jalisco, Puebla, Colima, Durango and Nayarit.

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