Mexico Supreme Court says criminalising abortion unconstitutional

08 September 2021 10:49 AM
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  • Mexico Supreme Court says criminalising abortion unconstitutional

‘This is a historic step,’ Supreme Court justice says of ruling hailed as a major victory for women’s rights.

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to penalise abortion, a major victory for women’s health and reproductive rights that comes amid a “green wave” of abortion decriminalisation in Latin America.

The Mexican court’s decision on Tuesday follows moves to decriminalise abortion at the state level, although most of the country still has tough laws in place against women terminating their pregnancy early.


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