40% of Women Pursuing an Abortion in Mexico City Keep Baby When Offered Support
By - Crossmap On June 30, 2012
Mexico City abortions
As per recent reports, approximately 40% of women in Mexico City who opt for an abortion end up having a change of mind and carry the baby to the full term instead.
Armando Ahued Ortega, Mexico City's secretary of health, disclosed that throughout the 5 years that abortions have been legal and financially supported by the city, 125,000 have been implored. However, the city records indicate that only 82,000 have actually been undertaken.
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Conclusively, 43,000 women changed their minds and gave birth to their child.
"Ortega feels that the women who decide not to have an abortion did so because they became aware of the aid and services that are offered to women seeking abortions such as health services during and after pregnancy and also the option for mothers to give their children up for adoption, according to Mexico's El Informador," the Christian Post reported.
More than 1/3 of women who ask about abortions at government facilities never actually have one. One reason for this may be because the "Mexico City government informs women of the option to give birth at the government's expense," CP continued to report. On the other hand, the government also invests in abortions, which can be performed until the 14th week of pregnancy.
Many women are given aid and decide to give birth through the work of National Pro-Life Committee in Mexico City and other regions.
Since the legalization of abortions in Mexico City, 17 other regions in Mexico have included right to life amendments in their constitutions banning abortions procedures.