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Mexico, what the hell? Six women sentenced to decades in jail for abortion

July 23, 2010

In case we needed a sharp reminder of the legal battles our sisters are facing elsewhere in the world, the Latin American Herald Tribune reports that six women, all poor, have been convicted of homicide and sentenced to jail for having abortions.  One was a miscarriage, while the others terminated their pregnancies because of rape or other circumstances.

From femicide to abortion wars, another hugely disappointing blow to women’s reproductive rights.

Fuming on a Friday over here.

4 Comments
  1. Julie Bartkiewicz permalink
    July 23, 2010 7:29 pm

    Legal (abuse) Systems at its best.
    Mexico can’t keep drug dealers and murderers behind bars long enough to solve real problems yet they have the time to go after women who were pregnant as the result of a crime.
    I’d like to know how much time the rapists got? Im doubting its as much if anything at all.

  2. Jessica Mack permalink*
    July 25, 2010 9:37 am

    Amen.

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