A bill that seeks to decriminalize abortion was approved in the Assembly.

The proposal was originally introduced by six lawmakers on Sept. 20.

The bill caused controversy among conservatives, who held demonstrations and even blocked the legislative building several times.

On Friday lawmaker offices in Tijuana were vandalized by conservatives groups.

The bill that modifies several laws, including the Penal Code, reduces penalties for those involved in abortions, while leaving without any penalty abortions on week 12.

The vote was 15-7 and one abstention. The State’s Legislature is composed of 25 members.

A second constitutional reform bill that would have left unprotected those who had not been born was voted 14-9, but failed to pass given it required 17 votes.

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