Mexican state reduces penalty for abortion `crime`

Six women condemned to up to 29 years in prison for abortion will see their sentences reduced to eight years thanks to a reform in central Mexico, defense groups have said.

Mexico City: Six women condemned to up to 29 years in prison for abortion will see their sentences reduced to eight years thanks to a reform in central Mexico, defense groups have said.
The reform, which passed last week in Guanajuato state, still considers abortion an "infanticide," said Veronica Cruz, the head of a local women`s group.
Half of Mexico`s 32 states punish abortions with prison sentences. Mexico City is alone in having decriminalized abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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