This report summarises the law and policy on abortion in Mexico and cases of trials and imprisonment for abortion between 2007 and 2017.
El debate jurídico y judicial sobre el aborto ha tenido, a lo largo del siglo XX y principios del XXI, importantes revoluciones en su abordaje teórico y práctico, que son expresión de estrategias de sectores sociales, religiosos y políticos que en ocasiones resultan contrapuestas.
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
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.
The Veracruz state governor has pushed through a draconian anti-abortion bill as his six-year term comes to a close. State lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment on Thursday to “protect life from conception” – thus outlawing all abortions.
A 13-year-old rape victim from the state of Sonora in northern Mexico has been denied an abortion after a judge ruled that the “sex” was consensual, despite medical evidence that she was subjected to sexual violence.
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.
An insight into the work of Las Libres, the Mexican NGO that successfully defended seven Guanajuato women who were jailed after having been accused of inducing abortions.
For 28 September, we launched our new website and the blog: “Yo Aborto, Yo Acompaño, Yo Transformo” The website offers relevant information about abortion, sexuality, and information to support women all over the country who decide to terminate their pregnancy. … Continued