ACI Prensa Staff, Jun 30, 2021 / 17:30 pm
A year and a half after a similar bill was defeated in the Hidalgo state legislature in Mexico, lawmakers belonging to the Morena Party of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador are seeking to decriminalize abortion on demand for up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
State representatives Rosalba Calva García, Ricardo Baptista González and Roxana Montealegre Salvador of Morena are trying to take advantage of the party’s majority in the Hidalgo Congress to legalize abortion.
Of the 30 representatives that currently make up the unicameral Hidalgo Congress, 17 are from Morena.
Nevertheless, a year and a half ago, Morena party members split their vote on the abortion bill. At that time, the vote was 15 votes against, 10 votes in favor and five abstentions.