translated from Spanish: Deputy to seek decriminalization of abortion in Michoacán

Morelia, Michoacán.- There are 117 research folders from 2000 to 2017, in which women who have had abortions are criminalized, the health institutions themselves have promoted the allegations, which is why the local deputy, Norberto Antonio Martínez Soto will seek approval of the decriminalization of abortion through an initiative to reform articles 141, 143, 143, 144, 145 and 146 of the Michoacan Penal Code.
At a press conference, the perredist legislator stated that congressmen have a responsibility to adhere to secular legislation based on scientific and non-moral principles.
For her part, the activist Veronica Cruz of the “Green Marea” movement, highlighted Michoacán as one of the most progressive states, having the most advanced causes in the subject of abortion and being the second entity to have poverty as one of the reasons for ppractica [r] abortion, however, said that the Michoacan entity is also in the first places of criminalization, so it stressed the importance of the initiative of Deputy “Tony” Martínez, to access the health rights that already exist.
She added that the abortion ban is also a subject of discrimination, as she questioned that criminalized women are poor or live in rural areas.
In turn, the activist and advocate for women’s rights, Circe López Ríofrío, clarified to the media that termination of pregnancy is a matter of decision and autonomy, not of imposition.
“There is no result of a situation in which anyone is being induced to have an abortion, we are talking about the right to decide, it is being raised that women are self-determining and that they have the rights that must be guaranteed by the state and the health sector.”

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