Supreme court votes against proposal on technical grounds. Plan could have opened path towards decriminalization
David Agren in Mexico City
Thu 30 Jul 2020
Mexican women’s groups have expressed deep disappointment after the supreme court dodged a ruling on a proposal which could have opened a legal path towards decriminalizing abortion.
In a 4-1 decision, the court voted on Wednesday against the proposal for technical reasons – without addressing arguments that restrictions on abortion violated women’s rights and contravened international treaties to which Mexico is a signatory.