Promoting personal ideologies, Mexican legislators (including Mexico City’s mayor), ignore the vast harm done to women and the murderous consequences for children, and approve the legalization of abortion in Mexico City (contrary to national Mexican law).

CitizenLink: Mexico City Legalizes Abortion:

4-25-2007

Mexico City Legalizes Abortion

Lawmakers in Mexico City voted today to legalize abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. Family advocates vowed to challenge the law before Mexico’s Supreme Court.

“This is a step backward for democracy,” Armando Martinez, the leader of a Catholic lawyers’ group, told The Associated Press. His group has petitioned the leftist-dominated legislative body for a referendum on the issue.

The bill, approved 46-19, is expected to be signed by the city’s leftist mayor.

Nationally, Mexico allows abortion only in cases of rape, severe birth defects or if the woman’s life is at risk. Across Latin America, only Cuba and Guyana permit abortion on demand in the first trimester. Most other countries allow it only in cases of rape or when the woman’s life is at risk. Nicaragua, El Salvador and Chile ban it completely.

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