Intended for healthcare professionals


Mexico decriminalises abortion in unanimous Supreme Court vote

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 08 September 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n2216
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Mexico has decriminalised abortion after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that prosecuting abortion cases was unconstitutional.1

Mexico, the world’s second biggest Roman Catholic country, is made up of 32 states, and before this ruling just four states—Mexico City, Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Hidalgo—allowed abortion under most circumstances. In the other 28 states abortions were penalised except under certain conditions such as rape or danger …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription