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Mexican pro-life leader arrested

February 26, 2016

One of Mexico's most prominent pro-life leaders has been arrested, on charges that he embezzled funds from his pro-life organization.

Jorge Serrano Limon reportedly is accused of embezzling funds frmo the National Pro-Life Committee in 2003. He was cleared of similar charges in 2012. 

The government's accusation against Serrano-- which appears to stem from a complaint that the pro-life leader used funds for forms of pro-life activism of which the government did not approve-- was lodged in October 2015. But he was not arrested until February 17: the final day of the visit to Mexico by Pope Francis.

After spending three days in prison, Serrano was released on bail. 

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  • Posted by: Eve#1 - Mar. 02, 2016 2:40 PM ET USA

    Thank God for men like Jorge. Saving lives is a job that merits heaven. One person at a time makes a plan great.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Feb. 26, 2016 10:18 PM ET USA

    In the article "Chinese pastor's sentence: 14 years for resisting removal of cross" the pastor had similar charges of embezzlement filed against him by the Chinese government. It is interesting how these dictatorial governments use the same tactics. Of course we only use the IRS in this country.