Mexican Poll on Abortion

Here are some clips from a recent article on beliefs about abortion in Mexico. The congress is seriously considering passing legislation to legalize abortion, but the current president says he will veto any such laws.

While a strong majority of people favored using condoms or birth control to prevent pregnancies, only 32.1 percent of those polled said they agreed with abortion.

The poll also found that 49 percent of Mexicans oppose legalizing abortion there with a slightly lower percentage supporting legalizing at least some abortions.

Mexico City currently allows abortions in cases of rape or incest and when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother while the rest of the nation only allows abortions in cases of sexual abuse.


Some of the statistics are interesting because they show the great disparity between the traditionally held Catholic beliefs and the newer culturally accepted beliefs. While the Catholic church does not believe in either abortion or commonly accepted forms of birth control, the Mexican population does not take this stance. At the same time, the population does support the view of the Catholic church on the abortion debate.

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  1. The Poulette Family » Abortion protest sign - April 9, 2007

    […] Here’s an anti-abortion sign we saw the other day here in Mexico. I’ve already posted about the big debate about whether abortion should be legalized or not. I’ve seen a few signs like this one this week. It says, “Let’s abort the law, not life.” […]

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