• June 21st, 2024
  • Friday, 08:15:38 PM

‘This Ruling Sets an Important Precedent Throughout the World’

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 On Tuesday, México’s Supreme Court ruled unanimously that making abortion a crime was unconstitutional, setting a precedent for its legalization nationwide. This ruling follows a growing women-led movement in México that has demanded greater rights and protections for Mexicans.


Another historic part of this ruling is that the Mexican Supreme Court spoke on the health disparities criminalizing abortions has upon cisgender women and girls, as well as anyone with a uterus who becomes pregnant. This follows an initiative led by Argentinian organizers on how to use inclusive language when talking about abortion access and reproductive healthcare.


While this ruling does not immediately make abortion legal across México, it does set the precedent that no one should be criminalized for deciding if and when to have children. This news follows the ban just passed in Texas which does criminalize most abortions across the state.


“This ruling sets an important precedent throughout the world and for us right here in Colorado, who continue to ensure that abortion is never criminalized and always available to those who need it,” said Dusti Gurule, Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR).


The decriminalization of abortion in México is a huge step towards reproductive justice for all our gente. COLOR will continue to do what we’ve always done – support individuals to decide when and if they will have a child and the conditions under which they will define and expand their family. This means continuing to push for access, not just decriminalizing it. Today, we are proud of this historic win for all our family and friends who call México home, and those who will now be able to seek care there, said COLOR in a statement on September 7.



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