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