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Primatial Archdiocese of Mexico Highlights Supreme Court Fallacies in Effort to Impose Abortion

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The Primatial Archdiocese of Mexico has voiced its criticism of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) for its persistent interest in decriminalizing abortion in the country. In an editorial published in its weekly publication "Desde la Fe" ("From the point of view of faith"), the Archdiocese of Mexico expressed its disapproval of a recent decision by the First Chamber of the SCJN. This decision established that "a woman can challenge the laws that criminalize abortion, even if she is not pregnant."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
6/27/2023 (7 months ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Mexico, Archdiocese, Supreme Court, abortion, limits, arguments

The archdiocese warned that this ruling enables organizations profiting from abortion to use appeals to contest the penal codes of various states, with the aim of eradicating abortion restrictions and liberalizing its practice. The First Chamber of the SCJN voted 4-1 to recognize "that being a woman or a person capable of pregnancy is sufficient grounds to have a legitimate interest in challenging the regulation of the crime of abortion through a court appeal."

Marcial Padilla, a pro-life advocate and director of the ConParticipation platform, characterized the SCJN's actions as imposing abortion on a national scale through legal appeals. He explained that a woman who is not currently pregnant could file an appeal and subsequently have an abortion, exempting herself from legal repercussions.

As an example, the Archdiocese of Mexico highlighted a case scheduled for discussion on June 28 in the state of Aguascalientes. An organization purporting to "protect women" has requested an appeal against the state's penal code regarding abortion. The archdiocese questioned the motives of this organization, asking whether a woman should protect herself from her own child to the extent of taking its life. They criticized the organization's discourse, which they viewed as sophistry, filled with falsehoods, and advocating for false rights that dehumanize life at its earliest stages.

The archdiocese further pointed out that the SCJN has asserted the need to protect the life of the unborn child in a graded manner, prompting them to raise additional questions. They questioned the scientific, philosophical, legal, or human rights criteria that support the notion of "justice" in protecting life with gradations, rather than absolute protection.

The Archdiocese of Mexico expressed concern that the SCJN, utilizing its power to interpret matters pertaining to human rights, is overturning legislative regulations and executive branch decisions. They noted that this encroachment by one branch of government infringes on the established responsibilities of other branches and attempts to dictate the content of laws based on its own perspective.

The archdiocese voiced worry that respect for life, in terms of human rights, continues to be violated through practical means, legislative frameworks, and judicial interpretations. They clarified that there is no intention to punish women with imprisonment for having an abortion. However, they stressed the importance of denouncing the instrumentalization and unequal valuation of human life perpetrated by the abortion industry, which disguises itself as a supposed source of mercy for women.

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