April 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pro-abortion activists are celebrating five years of legalized abortion-on-demand in Mexico City on Tuesday, a milestone accompanied by a stark figure: almost 78,000 unborn children have died legally at the hands of abortionists since that date.
Under Mexico’s Federal District’s abortion law, women can have abortions free of charge at one of dozens of government hospitals, during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. No conditions are applied to the policy.
The subsidized killing of the unborn in the nation’s capital since 2007 has resulted in a total of 121,148 inquiries by women, and 77,919 of those inquiries resulted in an abortion, according to the ex-director of Mexico City’s Women’s Institute, Martha Micher.
The figure does not include the provision of abortions at private clinics, where the procedure is unregulated and unmonitored.
Micher, who is running as a socialist for a seat in the national Chamber of Deputies, is pushing for even broader abortion access, advocating its legalization nationwide.
“The stars need to be aligned,” Micher told the Spanish news service EFE. “The idea is to break with these religious myths where they speak about sin, and move ahead with this issue in the law, so that at the national level there will be a bill similar to that of the Federal District, and women can decide over their own bodies.”
According to the El Universal newspaper, ten organizations hailed the anniversary of the law and echoed Micher’s call for national legalization.
Adriana Jimenez of the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico (DDESR) claimed that one-fourth of women who have aborted their children are from outside the Federal District, and “therefore the necessity of legislating throughout the country.” She said that 83 percent of the women who received the “free and safe medical services” of abortions “have been Catholics.”