Mexico City Legalizes Abortion
Lawmakers in Mexico City voted overwhelmingly to legalize abortion in the first trimester. The vote took place as riot police kept rival demonstration groups separate.
Mexico City's legislative assembly has voted to legalise abortion in the city, the capital of the world's second-largest Roman Catholic country.
Lawmakers voted 46 to 19 in favour of the bill that will permit abortions of pregnancies in the first 12 weeks.
Mexico City previously allowed abortion only in cases of rape, if the woman's life was at risk or if there were signs of severe defects in the foetus.
Opponents of the abortion law have said they will challenge it in the courts.