The International Herald Tribune writes... "The Mexico City legislature approved a bill Tuesday to make abortion legal during the first three months of pregnancy, a watershed vote that set the stage for court battles and social clashes between religious conservatives and liberals. Feminists hailed the vote as a clear victory. For decades, poor women here have resorted to clandestine clinics, traditional midwives and herbal potions to end unwanted pregnancies. Scores die every year in botched abortions. "It's a triumph for women's rights," said María Consuelo Mejía, the director of Catholics for the Right to Decide. Abortion opponents condemned the measure. "This is a tragic day for the democracy," said Armando Martínez, the leader of Catholic Lawyers."
(Photo: Pro-abortion activists demonstrated before the watershed vote by Mexico City's legislature. Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press)
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A really interesting thing was to see the kind of political posters being developed for the pro-choice movement. Pictured here is a poster from activists in Mexico City. Pictured below it is a poster designed here in Oakland, CA by Design Action Collective, for the Bay Area Coalition for Our Repro Rights (BACORR) action against the "Walk for LIfe" in January. If anyone could help me locate a copy of the poster from Mexico, I would greatly appreciate it.