On 30 July 2019, the governing Morena Party’s parliamentarians’ group has tabled a bill to reform the Criminal Code to legalise abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, so that women are not criminalised and are guaranteed a safe abortion on the health service. The initiative was led by Deputies Nancy Nápoles Pacheco, María de Jesús Galicia Ramos and María del Rosario Elizalde Vázquez. The bill also includes the provision of comprehensive sexuality education, … Continued
Six years after being denied a legal abortion, the Mexican Supreme Court released a unanimous ruling on 15 May 2019 in favour of the legal stay presented by GIRE. The ruling confirms that the denial of abortion when a woman’s health is at risk is not only a violation of this right, but also a violation of her right to life, personal integrity, non-discrimination and reproductive autonomy. The ruling emphasized that “risk to health” not just “risk to life” was grounds for this right.
Michelle, a volunteer at Línea Aborto Chiapas, a free abortion hotline, speaks at a forum addressing the myths and realities of abortion. The hotline is part of a network of women in Mexico that provides counseling, support and consultations over the phone to women who want abortions, which are illegal in most of the country. PHOTO: Global Press Journal …Already a mother and just a few weeks pregnant again, CN, age 26, in San Cristóbal … Continued
This study presents the results of an evaluation of a Story Circles intervention to reduce individual level abortion stigma among women who have experienced abortion in Mexico. Using a mixed-methods approach, the study explored whether participation in the intervention reduced 18 women’s experience of stigma one month after having participated.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said he wants a referendum on abortion, even though his ruling party, Morena, has sufficient votes in Mexico’s federal congress to begin a constitutional reform process to decriminalise abortion up to 12 weeks. His announcement sparked immediate opposition from abortion rights advocates. Mexico’s 32 states consider abortions criminal unless the pregnancy results from rape or if it endangers the woman’s health and life or because of fetal abnormalities. … Continued