Mexican women protest against Supreme Court decision endorsing surrogate wombs

The protest occurs while the Supreme Court discusses the constitutionality of the Civil Code of Tabasco, a state that in 1997 legalized the practice, which is only also allowed in Sinaloa state.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexican feminists protested this Monday against the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) because it has endorsed surrogacy in the midst of a prolonged and controversial debate on the topic.

A group of women, dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale," demonstrated against the Supreme Court's ruling, which last week decided that states have the power to regulate whether a woman can charge for lending her womb or can do so "altruistically."

"By endorsing that women and babies are considered commodities that can be rented or bought, they are turning their backs . . .

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