A ruling by the Supreme Court of Mexico to uphold two state amendments protecting life from conception is being hailed for setting a pro-life precedent nationwide.
According to Jose Maria Soberanes Diaz, a university professor and expert in constitutional law, human rights and civil procedure, the 5-4 ruling on May 2 has bolstered the right to life in Mexico by establishing that the state constitutional reforms do not violate the federal constitution.
This strengthens the constitutional reforms enacted in more than a dozen other Mexican states to protect human life from the moment of conception, he said.
In its ruling, the court rejected the argument that the protection of life from the moment of conception violates the reproductive rights of women and the principle of the secular state, Diaz explained.
He hailed the ruling as a judicial precedent applicable to the rest of the Mexican states that have passed similar constitutional amendments.