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Tue Sep 7, 2021, 06:19 PM

 

Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion

Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion (NY Daily News)


Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that abortion is not a crime, declaring it unconstitutional to levy penalties around the medical procedure.

“This is a historic step for the rights of women,” Supreme Court Justice Luis Maria Aguilar told Reuters.

The ruling was in sharp contrast to neighboring Texas, whose law banning most abortions in the state went into effect last Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block it.

Texas law effectively outlaws abortions, sparking outrage from women and Democrats

Until now, in most of largely Catholic Mexico the only legal grounds for abortion was for pregnancy resulting from sexual violence, according to the Mexico City–based pro-choice advocacy group GIRE.

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Progress continues in the rest of the world.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 06:23 PM

1. I'd wondered if Mexico would be an option for Texas women

I was shocked to see it was outlawed almost everywhere, including the Border states. Maybe this will change things. I can see clinics popping up.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 06:27 PM

2. Now if only one of those space jockey billionaires

would spend his daily chump change and build a nice modern women's health facility in Matamoros, and Reynosa, and Ciudad Juarez....

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:23 PM

3. Don't they already have them in California? n/t

 

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Response to Passenger (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 7, 2021, 08:50 PM

4. Poor women in South Texas can't get to California

but they cross the border all the time.

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