- The Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) published a study estimating that approximately half a million girls and women undergo abortion (both legal and illegal) every year in Mexico.
Furthermore, the right to abort a fetus always have some exceptions: In the case of a rape for instance.
Waiving the penalty for abortion are: (http://hrw.org/women/abortion/mexico.html)
Although these may seem fair for this circumstances other women are being prosecuted for something that is a liberty in other nations. TheCatholic church has also had a major influence on the abortion laws in Mexico.
Below is a video documentary link: