In November, women's rights defenders agreed with Quintana Roo lawmakers to draft a Safe Abortion Law. The initial proposal would have allowed women to end their pregnancy up to 12 weeks of gestation.
On Thursday, after six hours of debate, the legislators reduced that period from 12 to eight weeks. "The father's consent" was also added as a requirement for a woman to end her pregnancy.
This modification was also condemned by GIRE, which stated that "men can't decide over a woman's body."
Abortions are happening whether or not the state or male politicians allow so legally - but there are increased risks when women are not able to undergo the procedure in a safe, medical environment. pic.twitter.com/S7gUeGACpS