MEXICO – Persecution of woman who miscarried in Querétaro

DM was convicted of homicide following a miscarriage in February 2015 – part of a growing trend to criminalise pregnant women in conservative parts of Mexico like Querétaro. The day the miscarriage happened, DM dropped her 7 year old daughter … Continued

Realidades y falacias en torno al abortion, salud y derechos humanos (Realities and fallacies with regard to abortion, health and human rights)

Following the 2007 adoption of a reform decriminalizing abortion in Mexico City, and the subsequent activities and advocacy against it by right-wing groups, in 2008 the Supreme Court of Mexico organized public hearings at which arguments were advanced for and against the reform. In order to contribute to a rigorous and informed reflection on this complex issue, this book analyzes these arguments from the perspective of the right to health and human rights, in the context of population policy in Mexico and considering scientific evidence on the impact of legal frameworks on women’s health and welfare globally

Mexico Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of Patricia Mendez

The law on abortion in Veracruz state, where Mendez miscarried, calls for unspecified “educational measures” for women who abort. Mendez’s lawyers hoped to get Mexico’s Supreme Court to overturn that state law, but on 7 September the court declined to hear the case and returned it to the courts in Veracruz.

Mexican Supreme Court of Justice rejects proposal to decriminalise some abortions 3-1

The case arose from an injunction filed by a woman who was denied an abortion on legal grounds in 2013 and it was the first the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico discussed decriminalisation of abortion at the federal level. Unfortunately, the Court voted 3-1 against Justice Zaldívar’s proposals. They said, however, that new proposals on revisiting the abortion debate could be considered in the future.

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