Mexico’s Supreme Court rules criminalization of abortions is unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) of Mexico declared this Tuesday that the criminalization of abortion is unconstitutional for women who abort in the first trimester of pregnancy and recognized the right to choose in a historic ruling.

Unanimously, the ministers of the plenary session of the SCJN invalidated article 196 of the penal code of the northern state of Coahuila, which imposed from one to three years in prison "to the woman who voluntarily performs her abortion or to the person who performs the abortion with her consent.".

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