Bishops in Mexico’s Hidalgo state affirm opposition to abortion after decriminalization – Catholic World Report

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The bishops in the Mexican state of Hidalgo on Tuesday exhorted respect for life from conception, after the state legislature decriminalized elective abortion up to 12 weeks. “Abortion is in itself is an evil act although some try to pass it off as good,” read an Aug. 10 statement signed by Archbishop Domingo Díaz Martínez of Tulancingo and his suffragans, Bishop José Hiraís Acosta Beltrán of Huejutla and Bishop Juan Pedro Juárez Meléndez of Tula. They warned that whoever performs or procures an abortion “will be held accountable to God” and that “whoever seeks evil, sooner or later will find evil in his life.” All three sees are located in Mexico’s Hidalgo state. Hidalgo’s unicameral legislature decriminalized elective abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy June 30, with almost all members of Morena voting for it. Of the 30 representatives in the state legislature, 17 are from Morena. Pro-life leaders have criticized the passage of the abortion law, citing irregularities in the legislative process.

Bishops in Mexico’s Hidalgo state affirm opposition to abortion after decriminalization – Catholic World Report

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