Thursday, July 22, 2010

Six Women in Mexico get 25-30 years in jail for abortion

Notice that it is only the women prosecuted and jailed, not their partners, not the doctors.  Regardless of how you feel about abortion, it is unjust to have a woman jailed for homicide for a spontaneous abortion.( miscarriage).

I wonder if this is the future of America?  Abortion has been around for 1000's of years and women will continue to find ways to control their reproductive process. How desperate one must be to risk death or life in jail to have one.  Its real easy to have a knee jerk reaction to this sensitive subject and I will prolly piss off a few people, but I find this article  sad and infuriating.  I have empathy for all involved cept the bastards that raped or ran off from their responsibilities.

Six in Mexico get 25-30 years in jail for abortion

Mexico City, July 22 : Six Mexican women have been sentenced 25-30 years in prison on homicide charges for terminating their pregnancies.

The women have already served between three to eight years of their 25 to 30 year sentences handed down by state courts in Guanajuato state, activists said.

Veronica Cruz, director of the Centro Las Libres, which provides assistance to over 160 women facing abortion-related charges, said the organisation would appeal to the federal judiciary.

Of the six cases, one was a spontaneous abortion, two others were undertaken because of rape and the rest were for accidental pregnancies, Cruz said.

"All the men who got them pregnant abandoned them", she said.

Since the beginning of the decade, over 40 women have been put on trial for abortion, which is punishable by up to three years in prison under the penal code.

The legislation regarding abortion varies in Mexico's 32 separate jurisdictions. While in Mexico City it is legal, some states continue to treat abortion as a criminal offence.

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