Mexico: Supreme Court upholds abortion law

On Aug. 27 Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice voted 11-3 to uphold an April 2007 law in the Federal District (DF, Mexico City) allowing voluntary abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The Catholic Church and the governing center-right National Action Party (PAN) had sought to have the law declared unconstitutional. The court’s decision, which opens the way for other state governments to legalize abortion, became official on Aug. 28. (La Jornada, Aug. 28, 29)

From Weekly News Update on the Americas, Aug. 31

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