Follow-up to: Gay marriage in Mexico City.
As the date for legal gay marriage approaches in Mexico City, conservative opposition builds.
Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera:
Today the family is under attack in its essence by the equivalence of homosexual unions with marriage between a man and a woman.The language on adoption by same-sex couples - also to be legalized - is especially vitriolic. The Catholic opposition says it will subject children to...
violence of all sorts (such as psychological), as their fragile condition as children is taken advantage of in order to introduce them into environments that do not foster their full development.Legal challenges to follow
Opponents of the the gay marriage law see themselves as fighting a rising tide of rights, following Mexico City's legalization of early abortions in 2007. These limited abortion rights have unleashed a "plague" of abortions, they say (about 35,000). On the other side, feminist groups are trying to take the issue national.
Whenever people use raw numbers to show the extent of a problem, it's a good idea to pull out your crayon and napkin and see what they're really talking about. It's one thing to say, morally, one abortion is too many. But if you will concede that two abortions is worse than one, then it's worth comparing rates.
So, on the "plague" idea, a rough calculation. Let's say: