"Such a measure should not be taken by an authority, nor the Church. Women must be heard. It is in their hands whether a Safe Abortion bill is drafted," he assured.
AMLO made the statements one day after Argentina passed the Safe Abortion Law. On a broadcast message, he insisted that "we must appeal to popular democracy."
The plebiscite's results "will show the path to follow. The government will act according to the outcome," he added.
Mexico City and Oaxaca are the only territories that provide free abortion services in their public health care centers until the 12th week of pregnancy.
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