Abortion in Mexico

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Cancun could become an abortion tourism destination with opening of new clinic

Dec 4, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Marie Stopes International opened a clinic Nov. 23 in Cancun in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, raising concerns among... Read more


Mexican high court declares articles that criminalize abortion in Chihuahua unconstitutional

Oct 20, 2023

By Diego López Colín

In response to the decision, pro-life leaders criticized this “great blow” against the “fundamental and inalienable right to life.” Read more


Pro-life group denounces attempt to allow abortion for all nine months throughout Mexico

Oct 17, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The legislation seeks to change more than 70 articles in five federal laws specifically regarding abortion in Mexico. Read more


Was abortion decriminalized in Mexico? What you need to know about the recent ruling

Sep 13, 2023

By Diego López Colín

Asked if the country's Supreme Court decriminalized abortion with its recent ruling, Francisco Vázquez-Gómez Bisogno told ACI Prensa “the answer... Read more


Mexican bishops respond to pro-abortion ruling by Supreme Court: Every life has worth

Sep 11, 2023

By Diego López Colín

A Sept. 6 ruling of the court declared “unconstitutional the legal system that criminalizes abortion in the Federal Penal Code.” Read more


Mexican Supreme Court rules criminalization of abortion in Federal Penal Code unconstitutional

The court’s First Chamber ruled the criminalization unconstitutional “since it violates the human rights of women and persons with the... Read more


Archdiocese criticizes Mexico Supreme Court’s ‘tireless interest’ in decriminalizing abortion

Jun 26, 2023

By David Ramos

The archdiocese made its comments in an editorial in its weekly publication Desde la Fe (“From the point of view... Read more

The March for women, life, and peace on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Mexico.

A million march throughout Mexico for women, life, and peace

Oct 10, 2022

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The marches took place Oct. 8–9 in cities in 30 states “in favor of the causes of women, the protection... Read more

Marta Lamas in "Conversation on the Feminist Movement."

Feminist leader admits ‘we inflated the figures’ to get abortion legalized in Mexico

Sep 13, 2022

By David Ramos

A well-known feminist leader admitted in a video that recently went viral that “we inflated the figures” in the effort... Read more


Will Mexico have to wait a half-century for legal abortion to be overturned?

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

Rulings that legitimize abortion by the higher courts in Mexico continue to present significant challenges for the pro-life cause in... Read more


Mexican diocese to deny communion to Catholic politicians who voted to legalize abortion

Mar 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

After the legislature of the Mexican state of Sinaloa voted to legalize abortion up to 13 weeks, the Diocese of... Read more

The March for Women and for Life in Mexico City, Oct. 3, 2021.

Hundreds of thousands attend march 'for women and for life' in Mexico City

Oct 4, 2021

By David Ramos

More than 300,000 people participated in a march in favor of women and of life in Mexico City on Sunday,... Read more


Mexican Supreme Court invalidates medical conscientious objection law

Mexico's Supreme Court on Monday invalidated an article of the General Health Law that broadly provided for medical personnel's conscientious... Read more


Mexican bishops announce march 'for women and for life'

Sep 15, 2021

By David Ramos

In response to recent rulings by the nation’s Supreme Court decriminalizing abortion, the bishops of Mexico have called on the... Read more

The facade of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico City.

Thousands demonstrate outside Mexico's Supreme Court to defend life, reject abortion

Sep 14, 2021

By David Ramos

More than 2,500 people demonstrated Monday outside the Mexican Supreme Court building in Mexico City to defend life and oppose... Read more

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Mexican Supreme Court, in decision of 'infamy,' annuls constitutional protections for unborn

Sep 9, 2021

By David Ramos, CNA Staff

The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), the highest judicial body in Mexico, ruled September 9 against the... Read more