Mexico moves toward legal abortion, but women still face jail
30 Nov 2019
GUANAJUATO, Mexico: Martha Mendez and Susana Duenas were both teenagers when they committed their "crime": suffering a miscarriage.
Accused of having an abortion - which is illegal in all but two states in Mexico - Mendez was forced to ask her fetus for forgiveness. Duenas was jailed for seven years.
Mexican president considers abortion referendum
López Obrador is unlikely to push for legalization now, as he needs Catholic Church to help fight violence.
Mar 27, 2019
Andres Manuel López Obrador did a good job keeping the abortion issue out of his campaign for president of Mexico last year. But he might be confronting it now.
At a recent celebration for International Women’s Day, the Mexican President had to deflect charges that he wants a referendum on abortion.