Women to Decide on Abortion/AMLO stableBy Sofía Hanna | Wed, 01/27/2021 - 11:03
CONAGO. Minister of the Interior Olga Sánchez Cordero congratulated Claudia Pavlovich, currently the governor of Sonora, who will preside over the National Conference of Governors (CONAGO) starting today. “For the first time in history, a woman will preside over CONAGO. I thank the governor of San Luis Potosi, Juan Manuel Carreras, for his support,” Sánchez Cordero said. Carreras previously held the presidency of the conference.
Violence against women. Minister of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) Rosa Icela Rodríguez reported on violence against women in the country and said that 100 percent of femicides occurred in just 18 percent of the country. “Violence against women and girls is the other pandemic that we face in the world. … There is territorial identification of the places where femicides primarily occur: 18 percent of the country’s municipalities concentrate 100 percent of femicides.” She presented the SSPC’s plan to eradicate violence against women along with Fabiola Alanís, the head of the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women (CONAVIM). Tijuana and Juarez City have the highest number of femicides.
Legalize abortion. Sánchez Cordero stated that only women would decide whether abortion will be legal or not in Mexico. “This will be decided by women and their representatives in local congresses, and they will have the last word; rights will not be consulted, criminal types will be established, rights are not debatable,” she said.
AMLO’s condition. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is stable after contracting COVID-19. “Yesterday, I contacted him,” said Sánchez Cordero. “The truth is that he is very well, he is very strong, he is optimistic.”
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