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Abortion is decriminalised in Mexico as “green wave” sweeps the region

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 08 September 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p2060
  1. Luke Taylor
  1. Bogotá

Mexico’s Supreme Court has repealed a law criminalising abortion, in the latest cause for celebration for reproductive rights activists around the world.

The ruling will open up access to safe abortion for the more than 65 million women in the largely Catholic country and is the latest liberalisation of abortion rights in Latin America, where access to abortion has increased rapidly in recent years.

“The decision issued [on 6 September] by Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice is a milestone in the fight for reproductive rights in the region,” said Cristina Rosero, senior legal adviser for Latin America and the Caribbean at the New York based Center …

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