Practically unanimously, with 22 votes in favor and one against, the Campeche Congress, a state in southern Mexico, approved on Wednesday, June 2, a reform to its local Constitution that recognizes the right to life “from conception to birth. natural death”.
The Congress is made up of 35 deputies, and the initiative was approved thanks to the articulation of the National Action (PAN) and Institutional Revolutionary (PRI) parties. The National Regeneration Movement party bench (Morena) tried to block the vote by not showing up, but was unsuccessful. The only vote against was from a deputy from the Labor Party (PT).
The initiative was promoted and represented by Nicté-Ha-Aguilera, when she was a deputy, with the support of 30,000 citizens’ signatures requesting her approval.
With this reform, Campeche becomes the 23rd state, out of a total of 32, which recognizes the right to life at any stage and circumstance, without discrimination, in its local constitution.
According to Rodrigo Iván Cortés, president of the National Front for the Family and vice president of the board of directors of the Political Network for Values, the decision of the Campeche Congress expresses the will of the majority of the population of that state and is an important step that contributes to neutralize Morena’s attempt to approve abortion throughout the country.