Wow Over 1 Million People Across Mexico in Pro-Life Marches in 70 Cities "For Women and for Life" with Support from the Mexican Bishops' Conference - VIDEO
More than a million people took to the streets in more than 70 cities of the country in defense of women and life, and to express their rejection of the latest resolutions of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) on the decriminalization of abortion in Mexico and against putting some limit on the right of doctors to conscientious objection.
The data were provided in a statement by the organizers of the national march In favor of women and life , which was held simultaneously in the country's cities.
As a strong symbol for the protection of life and against the latest court rulings on abortion, protest marches under the motto "For women and for life" took place simultaneously in 70 cities in Mexico on Sunday. According to the organizers, over a million people with blue scarves took part in the parades, more than 100,000 of them in the capital Mexico City alone, reported the church portal desdelafe.mx (Sunday local time).
The bishops underlined in a statement released on Sunday that the prison does not offer a solution for women who have had an abortion, as it would only make them victim again. Still, it is regrettable that "in the face of the dilemma of not criminalizing the abortion woman and protecting the life of the unborn child, the Supreme Court has decided to reject the latter without attempting to protect both." The background to this was a series of decisions made by the constitutional judges in early September.
Both the criminality of abortion in one state and a passage that referred to the protection of human life, including the unborn from conception, in another state were described as unconstitutional. The judgments are likely to have an impact on similarly worded laws in other Mexican states, where abortions were previously only permitted after rape. In a further ruling, the highest judges also declared the refusal of medical services for reasons of conscience to be inadmissible with regard to abortions. "Abortion does not solve any of our problems, it puts us in an even more vulnerable situation," said a manifesto.
Statement by the Catholic Bishops in Favor of the March:On-the-go statement: "In favor of women and life"
Mexico City, October 1, 2021
Mons. Héctor M. Pérez @monshectorperez, desde la Marcha por la Mujer y por la Vida, invita a los católicos a no ceder en la lucha por la defensa de la vida. #MeLateElCorazón #MexicoEsProvida pic.twitter.com/0CPLQTw3JC— Arquidiócesis Primada de México (@ArquidiocesisMx) October 3, 2021