Puebla, Mexico, Oct 8, 2019 / 15:28 pm
Last week legislators in the Mexican state of Puebla rejected any attempt to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage.
Members of the Joint Committees for the Procuration and Administration of Justice and Gender Equality of the Puebla Congress voted Oct. 4 in favor of two initiatives of the state governor, Miguel Barbosa Huerta, which seek to keep abortion as a crime and reject same-sex marriage, reiterating that marriage is solely the union between a man and a woman.
If the reforms are passed in the full session of the unicameral legislature in the coming days, the State Civil Code will read: "marriage is a civil contract by which only one man and only one woman join together in society."
The Puebla Criminal Code will read: "a sentence of six months to one year in prison shall be imposed on the mother who voluntarily obtains an abortion or consents to another performing the abortion."