Tuesday, May 29, 2007
LA Times: "Hundreds get abortions in Mexico City"
Héctor Tobar reports for the L.A. Times:
Women's groups praise officials for moving quickly to put a new law into effect.
About 700 women have requested abortions at public hospitals here in the month since legislators legalized abortion in this capital city, and hundreds more have received abortions at private clinics, according to government officials and abortion rights groups.
Women's groups have praised city officials for moving quickly to put the law into effect after its April 24 approval by the Mexico City legislature. Abortion remains illegal in the rest of Mexico. This capital city, along with Puerto Rico, Cuba and Guyana, are the only places in Latin America where abortion is legal. Illegal abortions are common, however.
See also these related posts: Abortion is legal in Mexico City but questions and critics remain and Mexico City Legalizes Abortion.