Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 10, 2020 / 23:55 pm
Abortion clinics in Mexico City are reporting decreases in abortion by as much as 40% due to the coronavirus lockdown.
The Mexican daily El Universal reported June 7 that measures implemented by the government to stop the spread of the coronavirus have prevented pregnant women from getting to abortion facilities.
The article laments the delay of imported contraceptives and abortion pills, as well as the situation of women from outside Mexico City, who have not been able to travel to the Mexican capital to get abortions.
Abortion on demand through 12 weeks gestation has been legal in Mexico City since 2007. However, abortion is restricted in other parts of the country to varying limited circumstances, such as rape, incest, danger to the life of the mother, fetal non-viability or deformity.