Abortion in Mexico

Publié le : 12 April 2013
In Mexico, between 2007 and 2012, about "151 people were prosecuted for abortion," according to a study published by the Group for Information on Chosen Reproduction (GIRE), a Mexican NGO. No details are given as to the "sex of the people concerned" or "if they were prosecuted for having participated in an abortion or for having had one." 
Currently, "
federal law leaves to each of the 32 States of the country and the District of Mexico their legal competence in this matter." In 2007, the Federal District of Mexico took the decision to authorise abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy. Nearly half of the States of the country have adopted a law more protective of life from conception but, according to GIRE, these laws "do not annul the right of women to abort in the case of rape, a risk to the life of the mother or genetic malformations of the embryo.

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