Jalisco becomes sixth state in Mexico to protect life
Mexican state of Jalisco amends constitution to safeguard unborn
Guadalajara, Mexico, Mar 30, 2009 (http://calcatholic.com) -- The legislature of the Mexican state of Jalisco has approved a change to the state’s constitution so that it protects the right to life of the unborn from the moment of conception.
Representatives of one of the most important state legislatures in Mexico modified article 228 of the state constitution. Javier Guizar Macias of the PRI party said, “Instead of incarcerating someone who undergoes abortion… the reform stipulates giving the person medical care, psychological counseling, so that she can reflect on the issue.”
The measure passed by a vote of 31-0. with 2 abstentions.
The action makes Jalisco the sixth of Mexico’s 31 states to move to protect life in the wake of the legalization of abortion in Mexico City and a Supreme Court decision finding the action did not violate the federal constitution.