Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico: The Legislative Assembly of the Federal District reformed its Penal Code (articles 145 and 148) and modified the Federal District’s health law. In the Penal Code, sanctions were increased for those who practice an abortion without the woman’s consent, and abortion ceased to be considered a crime when carried out within the regime of exceptions. In the health law, regulations for the provision of abortion and for the right to conscientious objection were introduced. The reforms entered into force in January 2004.