In the Blog

One step back for the US, and one tentative step forward for Mexico

April 27th, 2007     by Zoe Cormier     Comments

So the US might be slowly eroding the reproductive rights of women, but across the fence, Mexico City lawmakers have legalized abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

No doubt the story won’t end here - I’m sure the city’s abortion clinics will find themselves besieged by irate protesters, and no doubt the law will be challenged in court.

But it’s a start, and an important one. Now women will have access to safe and legal treatment, no questions asked, with none of that “only in cases of rape or where the life of the mother is threatened” ballyhoo.

Tags: miscellaneous

« Break the glass is half full.

what happened to sisterhood? »