Mexico’s Supreme Court deemed all federal penalties for abortion unconstitutional, announcing the controversial decision in the predominantly Catholic country in a social media post on Wednesday evening.
The court’s First Chamber issued a ruling saying that the federal criminal code that penalizes abortion “violates the human rights of women and persons with the capacity to gestate.”
The ruling responds to legal challenges regarding three statutes in the Mexican criminal code that sanction women who choose abortion, health professionals who perform abortions, and those who pressure pregnant women to abort. (Read more from “This Country Just Decriminalized Abortion” HERE)
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