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Father Euteneuer: Mexico City Abortion Vote 'Catastrophic'

Contact: John Mallon, Human Life International, 405-819-7521, mallon.jm@gmail.com


FRONT ROYAL, Va., April 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today called Tuesday's decision by Mexico City Assemblymen to legalize abortion on demand "catastrophic."

"This vote is a slap in the face to Mexico City Catholics, going against the will of the people who protested loudly in the streets," Father Euteneuer said. The move also went against the federal government. Mexico City is governed by an assembly which can pass legislation independently of the rest of the nation.

One of the determining factors in Tuesday's vote was millions of American dollars that were pumped into Mexico for the singular purpose of undermining and changing the pro-life culture. The radical feminist group GIRE alone received more than $5 million from 1999 to 2004 to accomplish this purpose. Planned Parenthood's affiliate MexFam received $3.4 million from 2002-2004. In other words, American abortion dollars bought this decision of death.

"Tuesday April 24, 2007 is already being called 'Black Tuesday' in Mexico City," Father Euteneuer said. "The imperialists of death who are on the march in Latin America assaulting the Catholic values in those countries can only draw strength from this. Thank God for the courage of the Mexican bishops who informed these assemblymen that they would incur automatic excommunication the moment the first baby is killed."