"The abortion law passed easily in the capital's leftist-controlled assembly on Tuesday, angering many Catholics who see it as the latest shift away from Christian values in the world's second-biggest Catholic country.
"The College of Catholic Lawyers, a secular association of believers, is going to start an international campaign to take this case to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ... to show the world the lack of democracy in Mexico City," said Father Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City.
The lawyers plan to take their complaint on Wednesday to the Costa Rica-based rights court, an arm of the Organization of American States.
Valdemar said the abortion law goes against a clause in Mexico's constitution that says the state must defend human life "from conception until its natural end."
In this country, what can't be passed by legislature in terms of radical agenda, homosexual marriage, abortion on demand, etc, is pushed through the courts. In Mexico, where the Constitution actually protects life from conception, the courts may actually be helpful.
This is hard for this North American to get her mind around.