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Mexico City: Thousands of Pro-Life Mexicans March In Solidarity with Overturning Roe

Miles de personas marcharon en Ciudad de México para apoyar el borrador sobre el aborto de la SCOTUS

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Thousands of anti-abortion Mexicans marched this Saturday in the capital to demand the prohibition of the interruption of pregnancy in the midst of the debate in the United States, whose Supreme Court could reverse the “Roe vs Wade” ruling.

At the rally held at the Monument to the Revolution, activists celebrated “the good news” of the draft ruling that was leaked this week, with which the U.S. Supreme would reverse the 1973 “Roe vs Wade” ruling.

“50 years it took, 50 years they have been working to achieve this small possibility, to give a setback to that which also brought abortion to our country, we need to act,” said Frida Espinosa, co-founder of the conservative association JUVI.

The demonstrators left from the Monument to the Revolution to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), where they accused the presiding minister, Arturo Zaldívar, of being against life.

There they criticized the rulings of the SCJN, which in September 2021 declared the prohibition of abortion unconstitutional, offered support to free those detained for it, invalidated the law of medical conscientious objection and denied that states can declare the beginning of life “from conception.”

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“Welcoming institutions and individuals who seek to argue for easy ways out for pregnant women, inviting them to have an abortion, makes him an accomplice to future psychological problems in women who have abortions and a murderer,” stated a petition from the association Actívate.

The demonstration takes place while the abortion debate in the United States has replicas in Latin America, which in recent years has advanced in the recognition of this right in countries such as Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina.

In Mexico, the northern state of Sinaloa decriminalized abortion up to 13 weeks of gestation in March; while only in 2021, Veracruz, Hidalgo, Baja California and Colima have passed a bill to decriminalize the procedure up to 12 weeks, joining Mexico City (2007) and Oaxaca (2019).

In the midst of this panorama, the demonstrators wore light blue accessories linked to the “Save Both Lives” movement.

They carried slogans such as “abortion is a crime disguised as a solution,” “abortion is not health” and “if abortion were a right it would be in the Constitution and not in the Penal Code.”