For the third time the abortion referendum requested by conservatives has been denied.

This time it was the regional election court that voted against the referendum that was previously declared unviable by the State’s electoral council and electoral court.

Unanimously, electoral justices considered as inefficient the arguments filed by appellants, including the Institutional Revolutionary Party and the National Action Party.

Justices recalled that the constitution mandates that any petition made to modify human rights cannot be included in a referendum petition.

The board of the Electoral Institute first denied the petition back in April, eventually followed by the state electoral court.

Petitioners filed the referendum petition after the Assembly voted to legalize abortion up to the twelfth week of pregnancy. Petitioners can file an appeal before the Mexican electoral court.

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