New Mexico City Law Has Jail for Not Advising Abortion Rights

mexico city abortion lawBeyond the Veil| In a ‘culture wars’ response to new state-sponsored laws in Mexico that overturn a woman’s right to abortion, doctors in Mexico City could face four years in jail for NOT telling a woman that she has a right to abortion in the first trimester of her pregnancy.

The bill, which is being debated in the legislature and is expected to pass, has the support of more than a dozen members of Mexico City’s ruling Democratic Revolution party — the same party that passed the 2007 law that legalized abortion in Mexico’s capital city.

Beatriz Rojas, the legislator introducing the Mexico City bill, says the law is needed because “moral or religious concepts intend to influence the decision of the woman, misinforming her or deceiving her, regarding the decision to interrupt the pregnancy.” via FOX News

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