Mexico’s Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2021
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Oscar Sanchez/Reuters

Mexico’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that making abortion a crime was unconstitutional, setting a precedent for the legalization of abortion nationwide in a conservative Catholic country of about 120 million people.

The unanimous ruling from the nation’s top court follows a growing women’s movement in Mexico that has repeatedly taken to the streets of major cities across the country, demanding greater rights and protections for women.

“Today is a historic day for the rights of all Mexican women,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldivar after the decision was...

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