Protest To Legalize Abortion in Mexico
On Monday morning, the city erupted with protests demanding the legalization of abortion in the majoritarian Roman Catholic country. The protesters gathered in Mexico’s capital in the green bandanas, the symbol of the pro-choice movement in Latin America, to mark International Safe Abortion Day celebrated on September 28 each year. The protest soon turned violent with reports of an officer briefly engulfed in flames, soon doused by other officers on duty.
Abortion in Mexico is a controversial issue. Its legal status varies by state. The procedure is available on request to any woman up to twelve weeks into pregnancy in Mexico City and the state of Oaxaca but is severely restricted in the other states.
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