Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 28, 2021 / 16:19 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Fourteen years after the legalization of abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy in Mexico City, a local pro-life leader called legal abortion a failure on the part of the government in its duty to protect innocent life.
Marcial Padilla, director of the pro-life platform ConParticipación, said that “the decriminalization of abortion is a failure of the government to care for human rights, women’s health and children in the womb in Mexico CIty.”
“April 24, 2021, marks 14 years since the decriminalization of abortion in Mexico City. It’s a sad anniversary, because as a result of this change in the law, to date more than 200,000 human lives have been lost,” he lamented.
The decriminalization of abortion in the city took effect in April 2007.
“Article 144 of the Criminal Code for the Federal District was changed and since then the life of a human being is not protected in its first 12 weeks, in other words, an abortion can be committed in Mexico City without any penalty under the law for up to 12 weeks’ gestation,” the pro-life leader explained.