Mexico’s supreme court ruled Tuesday to decriminalize abortion in a unanimous vote, marking a major victory for reproductive rights advocates in the country.
“This will not only have an impact in Mexico; it will set the agenda for the entire Latin American region,” Melissa Ayala, coordinator of litigation for the Mexican feminist organization GIRE, told The Washington Post of the vote.
Ayala called the ruling “a historic moment for feminists and activists.”
The ruling comes after an anti-abortion law recently went into effect in Texas, Mexico’s northern neighbor.
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