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Volume 14
No. 1
February, 2020

Mexico: Abortion Bill Defeated in State of Hidalgo

Legislators in the state of Hidalgo voted down a bill to legalize abortion up to 24 weeks gestation. Specifically, the legislation said that "the embryo cannot be considered a person or a human being until the first trimester of pregnancy is completed." Abortion is currently legal in the state for cases of rape, health of the mother and fetal anomaly. Pro-life groups celebrated the victory that came in the face of strong pressure for legalization. Marcial Padilla, director of the pro-life organization ConParticipación, said the vote showed that "despite various efforts by sectors in the government and political parties to impose abortion on the country, they failed to get the legislators and society to buy an anti-life narrative." The bill was defeated by a vote of 10 for the bill and 15 against, with 5 abstentions.

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