Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court Mexico’s affirmation of the right to life:

“Americans United for Life congratulates the Supreme Court of Mexico for protecting the right to life by refusing to legalize the violent and life-ending act of abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. What separates this moment in time from similar moments in U.S. history is that the Justices in Mexico understood that their mandate was not to make new laws and overturn the will of the people, but instead to interpret the law as it was written and commonly understood.  The bravery and honesty of the Mexican Supreme Court contrast sharply with the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade and cases since that have ignored the democratic process in favor of an unfettered “right” to abortion. The U.S is still only 1 of 7 nations, of 198 across the globe, that legalizes abortion for any reason after fetal viability. We can learn so much from our brothers and sisters to the South. Today I celebrate with all of the mothers, fathers, and children in Mexico who will be spared from the horrors of abortion.”  

Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization that holds the distinction of being the first national pro-life organization in America—incorporated in 1971. It protects and defends human life from conception to natural death through vigorous legislative, judicial, and educational efforts.