Mexico Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion

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The dramatic step by the second-biggest Catholic country will impact 28 states that penalize abortion — including Coahuila, which is on the Texas border.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act.

The decision will immediately affect only the northern border state, but it establishes a historic precedent and "obligatory criteria for all of the country's judges," compelling them to act the same way in similar cases, said court President Arturo Zaldívar. "From now on, you will not be able to, without violating the court's criteria and the constitution, charge any woman who aborts under the circumstances this court has ruled as valid."

The decision comes one week…
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