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Crime of Abortion Gets Reduced Penalty in Mexico

by Rathi Manohar on September 7, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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 Crime of Abortion Gets Reduced Penalty in Mexico

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.

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.

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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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