Mexico’s Veracruz state votes to allow abortion, joining three other regions

July 20, 2021
By Daina Beth Solomon

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's southeastern state of Veracruz will become the fourth state in the predominantly Roman Catholic country to clear away criminal penalties for elective abortion after lawmakers on Tuesday voted to decriminalize the procedure.

The initiative to allow abortions by choice passed in a 25-13 vote with one abstention, Veracruz's Congress said in a statement.

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