Mexico decriminalizes abortion

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Joining the 21st century while the Sam Alito parts of the USA revert to the 19th:

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled to federally decriminalize abortion on Wednesday, finding that the current ban on the procedure is unconstitutional.

“The First Chamber of the Court ruled that the legal system that penalizes abortion in the Federal Criminal Code is unconstitutional, since it violates the human rights of women and people with the capacity to gestate,” the Supreme Court said on social media.

Abortion has already been decriminalized in 12 states in Mexico. The most recent ruling, which took place in the central state of Aguascalientes just days ago, was lauded online, Reuters reported, with rights activists posting green hearts on social media.

Great news for the women of Mexico, and a reminder that the battles that have been lost in the US need not be permanent ones.

Traditionally very conservative Catholic countries like Ireland, Spain, and now Mexico have more universal abortion rights—are more respectful of female bodily autonomy—that the United States. https://t.co/L2cpW6znfg— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) September 6, 2023

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