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Mexico’s Anti-Abortion Backlash

The shadows of pro-choice activists cast on the pavement during a protest in Mexico City. 09/28/2011. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya

Mexico has thirty-two states if you include Mexico City’s federal district, and until the spring of 2007, when Mexico City legalized it during the first twelve weeks of gestation, abortion was illegal in all of them. It was rarely prosecuted, though, and there were also legal exemptions.

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