Latin America relies on courts to clear path to abortion

Mexico's decriminalization of abortion instills feminists with optimism in a region where women are still imprisoned and risk death by punitive legislation.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - September 7, 2021 will be remembered in Mexico as the day abortion was decriminalized, that is, the day the nation's Supreme Court ruled that no woman would ever again set foot in jail for terminating her pregnancy, and those who are detained will be freed.

Soon they will be back on the street. There are 40 to 50 of them in a country of 126 million inhabitants, because there is an even worse fact: there are certainly more women who die trying to accomplish what the States have been denying them for decades.

In Mexico . . .

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