Wednesday, April 25, 2007

More International Progress

This must really piss of the man in the red shoes.

City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize abortion in this capital during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, an action supporters say will serve as a landmark for women's rights in Latin America.

The legislation could result in thousands of Mexican women traveling to the capital for legal abortions. Roman Catholic activists and the leaders of the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, have promised to challenge the law in court.

"Women have self-determination over their bodies," Deputy Daniel OrdoƱez said as he formally introduced the bill in the city's Legislative Assembly. "They have the right to decide whether to enter into motherhood. It is a basic right and an exclusive right of women."

My emphasis.

Good for these progressive politicians.

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