ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 6, 2023 / 18:50 pm
In a brief post on X (formerly Twitter), the Mexican Supreme Court announced Wednesday that in response to a legal challenge it has ruled that the articles criminalizing abortion in the Federal Penal Code are unconstitutional.
The court’s First Chamber “ruled that the legal system that penalizes abortion in the Federal Criminal Code is unconstitutional, since it violates the human rights of women and persons with the capacity to gestate.”
The court itself cannot decriminalize abortion. The Federal Congress will have to comply and make the changes in the articles in question.
The draft ruling was prepared by Justice Ana Margarita Ríos Farjat and approved with her vote and that of the other four members of the First Chamber: Jorge Mario Pardo Rebolledo, Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea, Juan Luis González Alcantárá Carranca, and Alfredo Gutierrez Ortiz Mena.