DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     July 28, 1998     vol. 9, no. 146

from a CATHOLIC perspective

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          MEXICO CITY (CWNews.com) - The National Pro-Life Committee of Mexico shocked journalists on Sunday during a press conference by transmitting the motions and sounds of a baby in his mother's womb.

          The Pro-Life Committee called the press conference as a response to pressure to legalize abortion by health authorities and organizations such as the Mexican branch of "Catholics for a Free Choice." Before making a statement, presenters introduced a three-month pregnant woman to the audience and connected her to an ultrasound machine. The monitor was connected to video and audio equipment, so both the images and the baby's heartbeat could be easily followed by cameras and microphones.

          "Our goal is to show that, no matter the euphemisms used to hide the truth, abortion kills a living human being," said group said in a statement. "The simple idea of proposing the legalization of abortion shows that terms like 'free choice,' 'product of pregnancy,' and others are taking people away from the clear idea that abortion is murder and that the victim is an innocent, fragile human being."

          The committee, a lay organization, has launched a campaign of collecting signatures in order to force President Ernesto Zedillo to request a constitutional amendment that would change in the Constitution to include the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception. The eventual modification of the Mexican constitution, which at present does not explicitly recognize the right to life of the unborn, would definitively close any further discussion on the possibility of legalizing abortion.

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July 28, 1998       volume 9, no. 146


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