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Abortion Bill in Mexico's Senate

Mexico's Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) has proposed a bill in the national Senate to legalize abortion within the first three months of pregnancy.  Currently, Mexican law only allows for abortion in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger.  The PRD has also proposed legalizing abortion in Mexico City, which is a federal district with its own legislature that is more liberal than the national congress.  President Calderon and Roman Catholic leaders have spoken out against the bill.

For more details, see:
Mexican Churches Form United Front Against Abortion Bill (International Herald Tribune)
Mexico's Senate Considers Abortion Bill (
Mexico City Moves to Liberalize Abortion Laws (Ms. Magazine)