Notes From Babel

Will Those Judges Who Look to International Law Consider Mexican States Defining a Fetus as a Person?

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Apparently, there are ten Mexican states that define a “person” something like the way Guanajuato decided to do last week: as “all human beings from conception to natural death.” Left-leaning judges tend to be warm to the idea of looking to international precedent for human rights issues. It would be interesting to see if anything is made of the Mexican trend were the issue to come up.

H/T Religion Clause

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Written by Tim Kowal

May 14, 2009 at 2:43 am

Posted in Abortion, Legal Theory

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  1. Interesting point. It would be great if U.S. judges considered international law that tends to be pro-life, not just pro-choice.

    Erin Anderson

    September 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm


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