April 30, 2007
Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
This Saturday may be Cinco de Mayo, but pro-lifers in Mexico City will have little to celebrate. Last week, the city said adios to the sanctity of life and legalized abortion. Despite public demonstrations by thousands and opposition from the Vatican, the city caved on a ban thats been in place for over 70 years. With only 16 votes against, the city will now be a safe haven for abortionsand civil unions, which it approved last year. When the Mayor signs the bill, as hes said he will, women up to 12 weeks pregnant will be able to visit Mexico City to end their unborn babys life. For a country thats mainly Roman Catholic, Mexico City is publicly breaking with the Vatican on a key issue of faith. Earlier last week, Archbishop Angelo Amato called abortion terrorism with a human face. Other bishops say Mexico City officials now face excommunication by the church. Unfortunately, Latin Americans seem to be taking their cues on abortion from their northern neighbors.