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Encyclopedia > Abortion in Mexico
Abortion
History of abortion
Methods

Surgical:
Suction-Aspiration · D&E
Indirect advertisements for abortion services, like these two printed in the New York Sun in 1842, were common during the Victorian era. ... Suction-aspiration abortion is a form of abortion using aspiration. ... Dilation and evacuation is a form of abortion using dilation and evacuation. ...


D&C* · IDX*
Hysterotomy* · Instillation*
Dilation (dilatation) and curettage (D&C) is a gynaecological procedure performed on the female reproductive system, often as a form of abortion. ... Intact dilation and extraction (IDX or Intact D&X), is a surgical abortion wherein an intact fetus is removed from the womb via the cervix. ... Hysterotomy abortion is a form of abortion, similar to a caesarian abortion. ... Instillation abortion is a method of induced abortion used between 16th and 24th week of pregnancy. ...


Medical:
Mifepristone · Misoprostol
*Rarely performed
Abortion, in its most common usage, refers to the voluntary or induced termination of a pregnancy, generally through the use of surgical procedures or drugs. ... Spontaneous: Miscarriage Debate & social issues Breast cancer · Crime effect Crisis pregnancy centers Fetal pain · Religion · Mental health Pro-choice · Pro-life Selective abortion and infanticide Unsafe abortion · Violence History of abortion This box:      Mifepristone is a synthetic steroid compound used as a pharmaceutical. ... Misoprostol is a drug that is United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved for the treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers. ...

Abortion law

Abortion by country International status of abortion law  Legal on demand  Legal for rape, maternal life, health, mental health, socioecomic factors, and/or fetal defects  Legal for or illegal with exception for rape, maternal life, health, fetal defects, and/or mental health  Illegal with exception for rape, maternal life, health, and/or mental... This is a list of articles about abortion by country. ...


Conscience clause · Minors
Legal protection of access
Conscience clauses are clauses in laws in some parts of the United States which permit pharmacists, physicians, and other providers of health care not to provide certain medical services for reasons of religion or conscience. ... Many jurisdictions have laws applying to minors and abortion. ... Governments sometimes take measures designed to afford legal protection of access to abortion. ...


Reproductive rights Reproductive rights (also Procreative liberty) refers to human rights in areas of sexual reproduction, including the rights to reproduce (such as opposition to forced sterilization) as well as rights not to reproduce (such as support for access to birth control and abortion), the right to privacy, medical coverage, right to...


Abortion case law:
R v Davidson
R. v. Morgentaler
Roe v. Wade R v Davidson, also known as the Menhennitt ruling, was a significant ruling delivered in the Supreme Court of Victoria on May 26, 1969. ... Holding Section 251 of the Criminal Code violates a womans right to security of person under section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and cannot be saved under section 1 of the Charter. ... Holding Texas law making it a crime to assist a woman to get an abortion violated her due process rights. ...

Debate

Pro-choice · Pro-life Throughout history, induced abortions have been a source of considerable debate and controversy. ... Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ... Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in bioethics. ...

Social issues

Breast cancer hypothesis
Legalization and crime effect
CPCs · Fetal pain
Fetal rights · Paternal rights
Post-abortion syndrome
Religion
Selective abortion, infanticide
Self-induced · Unsafe abortion
Violence The controversial abortion-breast cancer (ABC) hypothesis posits a causal relationship between having an induced abortion and a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the future. ... The legalized abortion and crime effect is the highly controversial theory that the legalization of abortion in the United States, due to Roe v. ... A crisis pregnancy center is a non-profit organization, generally established by Christian pro-life supporters, as a means of encouraging pregnant women not to have abortions. ... The issue of when a fetus can feel pain is a highly divisive and keenly debated one when considering the experience of a fetus during abortion. ... The term fetal rights can refer either to legal rights accorded to fetuses or to the moral rights that some people ascribe to them. ... The paternal rights and abortion issue is an extension of both the abortion debate and the fathers rights movement. ... Post-abortion syndrome (PAS), also known as post-traumatic abortion syndrome and abortion trauma syndrome, is a term used to describe a set of psychopathological characteristics that have been observed in women following an elective abortion. ... Spontaneous: Miscarriage Law and society Abortion by country Conscience · Buffer zones Minors · Paternal rights Abortion case law: R v Davidson R. v. ... A self-induced abortion is an abortion that a pregnant woman causes herself to have without direct medical aid. ... Soviet poster circa 1925. ... The controversial nature of abortion has led to abortion-related violence, most frequently by anti-abortion activists in the United States. ...

Related:

Abortifacient · Feticide
Selective reduction · Miscarriage
An abortifacient is a substance that induces abortion. ... Abortion, in its most common usage, refers to the voluntary or induced termination of pregnancy, generally through the use of surgical procedures or drugs. ... Selective reduction (or fetal reduction) is the practice of reducing the number of fetuses in a multifetal pregnancy (i. ... Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the natural or accidental termination of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or the fetus is incapable of surviving, generally defined at a gestation of prior to 20 weeks. ...

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Currently, abortion in Mexico is prohibited, except for cases of rape, health conditions or fetal defects.[1] Only three states (Distrito Federal, Morelos and Yucatán) have specific provisions expanding these cases. According to Human Rights Watch, in many states rape victims are denied access to legal abortion.[2] The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Nickname: Ciudad de los Palacios Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Human Rights Watch Banner Human Rights Watch is a United States-based international non-government organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. ...

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State laws regarding abortion

Mexico City

This article documents a current event.
Information may change rapidly as the event progresses.

Cases of rape are quickly attended to and the local government in Mexico City provides a 24-hour hotline giving information to rape victims on how to proceed. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Nickname: Ciudad de los Palacios Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ...


On April 24, 2007, the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District voted to allow abortion without restrictions during the first 12 weeks.[3] The public debate about this law has sparked fierce opposition from pro-life organizations, politicians and Roman Catholic church officials.[4] Likewise, many pro-choice and human rights groups have given their support for the proposed law. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (115th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District (Spanish: Asamblea Legislativa del Distrito Federal) is the legislative branch of government of the Mexican Federal District. ... The Mexican Federal District, known in Spanish as Distrito Federal (D.F.), is an area within Mexico that is not part of any of the Mexican states, but an independent self-governing city-state and the seat of the Federal Government. ... Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in bioethics. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and pregnancy. ...


Yucatán

The state of Yucatán has a provision which allows for abortion due to socioeconomical reasons.[5] Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ...


References

  1. ^ "Abortion legalised in Mexico City", BBC News, 2007-04-24. Retrieved on 2007-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Abortion legalised in Mexico City", BBC News, 2007-04-24. Retrieved on 2007-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Abortion legalised in Mexico City", BBC News, 2007-04-24. Retrieved on 2007-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Aborto, un tema que agita a México", BBC News, Spanish edition, 2007-03-22. Retrieved on 2007-04-25. (in Spanish) 
  5. ^ El aborto en Mexico (Spanish). Esmas.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-25.

 
 

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