Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Mexico City Legalizes Abortion
As the United States moves backwards on abortion rights, the trend in other parts of the world is in the opposite direction. Via CBS News:
Mexico City lawmakers voted to legalize abortion Tuesday, a decision likely to influence policies and health practices across Mexico and other parts of heavily Roman Catholic Latin America.
The proposal, approved 46-19, with one abstention, would take effect with the expected signing by the federal district's leftist mayor. But abortion opponents have already vowed to appeal the law to the Supreme Court, a move likely to extend the bitter and emotional debate in this predominantly Catholic nation.
See also: Abortion rights gain ground in Latin America; Portugese President Signs Bill to Liberalize Abortion Laws.
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Mexico City's move is definitely significant in such a Catholic stronghold. I saw this news video that really gave a good overview of the issue:
Posted by: News4U | Apr 25, 2007 10:28:59 AM