In a remote meeting held Tuesday state lawmakers approved a bill that seeks to decriminalize abortion.
The vote was 7-0 to amend the state’s Constitution, as well as the Penal Code, the Law of Victims and the Law of Public Health.
The proposal was introduced Sept. 20 by Assembly members Liliana Michel Sánchez, Rocío Adame, Alejandra Ang, Monserrat Murillo, Julia Andrea González and Juan Manuel Molina.
As of today, the law mandates prison terms to women and medical staff that take part in abortions.
The Mexican Supreme Court ruled that laws like Baja California’s one as unconstitutional.
According to lawmakers, the bill also addresses the Gender-based alert recently issued by Mexico’s Department of Government. The bill has sparked demonstrations by Pro Life groups that had even closed down the Legislative building.