Mexico City Newsroom, Sep 9, 2021 / 16:40 pm
The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), the highest judicial body in Mexico, ruled September 9 against the protection of life from conception in the Constitution of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. This is the court's second ruling in favor of abortion in less than a week, a ruling that could have dramatic consequences in the other states of the country.
The decision of the Mexican Supreme Court invalidates part of Article 4 of the Sinaloa Constitution, which read that "the State protects the right to life from the moment an individual is conceived."
Critics of the decision noted that the court only has powers to invalidate regulations, not constitutional laws, and defended the sovereignty of the state constitutions, which are below only the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States.
Currently, 23 of 32 Mexican federated entities included provisions in their constitutions to defend human life from conception, all of which may now be in jeopardy by this ruling.