Court backs Mexico City’s free abortion law

Absolute right to terminate pregnancy up to 12 weeks has sparked national debate on longstanding taboo

JO TUCKMAN – The Guardian – Thursday 28 August, 2008

Mexico’s supreme court will uphold trailblazing abortion laws in the capital by dismissing a challenge from the conservative federal government.

Mexico City’s law, in effect since April last year, requires city health services to provide a free abortion to any woman who seeks it up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy.

It was challenged in the supreme court by the chief federal prosecutor. . .

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