Mexican official clarifies that women are not in jail for seeking abortions

.- Mexico’s Attorney General, Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre, clarified this week that there are no women in jail in the state of Guanajuato for the crime of abortion, despite contrary reports by feminist organizations.

Speaking to the Mexican Editorial Organization, Zamarripa called the reports by Veronica Cruz Sanchez of the Center for the Care of Women “malicious and unrealistic.”  He said she is confusing “investigations” with criminal proceedings.

He also said that the claim that since 2000, 160 women have been “tried” for the crime of abortion, is false.  He explained that over the past 10 years, 166 investigations have been carried out, which have resulted in various outcomes depending on the circumstances of each case.


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