Eight of Morena’s legislators voted against legal abortion.
The president of the National Front for the Family (FNF), Rodrigo Iván Cortés, said that precisely to ensure that all Morena party members vote for abortion, and to form alliances, López Obrador’s Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, recently visited Hidalgo.
“Just a few days ago, the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, came to pressure and threaten the members of the Morena caucus who were not in favor of abortion,” Cortés told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner June 29.
In addition, the FNF president said Sánchez Cordero encouraged the pro-abortion deputies in the Hidalgo Congress to pass the bill quickly.
“She also spent time with Hidalgo state’s governor, Omar Fayad,” of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), “to also pressure him and get support” from the PRI caucus,” Cortés said.
The Morena legislators are trying to get the bill to legalize abortion on demand for up to 12 weeks pregnancy to be passed out of committees on June 29, and brought to a full session of the congress for final passage on June 30.