Friday, March 30, 2007

Divisions Over Abortion in Mexico and Poland

In Mexico's Congress, the Party of the Democratic Revolution has introduced a bill to decriminalize abortion, setting off a fierce debate.

Abortion has long been an issue in this country of 107 million, where most Mexicans at least nominally consider themselves Roman Catholic, but for the first time the political landscape favors advocates of abortion rights.

Read the story in the Sacramento Bee.  See also this post.

Meanwhile, demonstrators in Poland marched on Wednesday in favor of a total ban on abortion:

Two separate marches merged into a demonstration of 4,000 people in front of parliament, where lawmakers were debating amending the constitution to tighten Poland's anti-abortion law, already among the most restrictive in the EU.

Read the AP story.  But earlier this month, others demonstrated in favor of liberalizing Poland's abortion law:

More than 1,200 people marched in Warsaw on Sunday to urge changes to Poland's restrictive abortion laws and counter a bill to have a "right to life from the moment of conception" added to the country's constitution.

See Poles Demonstrate for Abortion Rights.  See also this post.

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