Crime of Abortion Gets Reduced Penalty in Mexico

by Rathi Manohar on  September 7, 2010 at 5:55 PM Medico Legal News
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From a prison sentence of 29 years for going through an abortion, six women will get it reuced to eight years because of a reform in central Mexico, reported defense groups.
 Crime of Abortion Gets Reduced Penalty in Mexico
Crime of Abortion Gets Reduced Penalty in Mexico

The reform, which passed last week in Guanajuato state, still considers abortion an "infanticide," said Veronica Cruz, the head of a local women's group.

Half of Mexico's 32 states punish abortions with prison sentences. Mexico City is alone in having decriminalized abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Source: AFP

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