Abortion banned by governor of Mexican state Veracruz

Abortion banned by governor of Mexican state Veracruz

The Veracruz state governor has pushed through a draconian anti-abortion bill as his six-year term comes to a close. State lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment on Thursday to “protect life from conception” – thus outlawing all abortions. The ban will become effective after a majority of the state municipalities approve the measure – likely to be a formality as most are controlled by Duarte’s party, the PRI.

Protection of life? The governor cares more about life in gestation than the hundreds of disappeared persons in his state, GIRE (Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida – Group for Information on Reproductive Choice) said via Twitter.

SOURCE: The Guardian, 29 July 2016 ; INFOGRAPHIC: @GIRE_mx, 28 July 2016