JUSTICIA REPRODUCTIVA. Yesterday Mexico City's elected officials overwhelmingly passed a bill that legalizes abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy within city limits. Although 90 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, the majority of city residents approve of the bill. Unsurprisingly, anti-choice groups plan to challenge the measure in Mexico's Supreme Court. Mexican federal law currently allows abortion in cases of rape, fetus mutation, and life of the mother. Given the bad news pro-choicers had from our own Supreme Court earlier this week, it's assuring to hear abortion laws are making progress in south of the border.

--Kay Steiger

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