Friday, May 25, 2007

Mexican Human Rights Official Challenges Abortion

The Supreme Court said Jose Luis Soberanes, the country's top rights official, had presented a motion on Thursday arguing the law was unconstitutional.

Neither the court nor Soberanes' office gave details of the argument against the law.

The court said it would decide in the next few weeks whether to accept the motion and open a debate.

Eight of the eleven supreme court magistrates must vote in favor to pass motions of unconstitutionality.


I don't see how this law could not be considered unconstitutional, as Mexico's constitution defends life from conception. But weirder things have happened. What there needs to be is a law that bans discrimination against children on the basis of birth status, as per the 1989 UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Why does no one ever try to implement that Convention?

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