Mexico’s Top Court Decriminalizes Abortion

In a historic decision, Mexico’s supreme court justices overturned an abortion law yesterday that penalized women for getting an illegal abortion.

  • The court’s ruling against the Coahuila state law is binding on other states, though abortions won’t become available nationwide immediately.
  • 1 advocate predicted the decision will set the abortion agenda in other countries in Latin America.
  • The Catholic Church had called on judges on Monday not to “create a huge setback.”

The Quote: “Today is a watershed in the history of the rights of women and pregnant people, above all the most vulnerable,” Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar said.

The Washington Post

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