The Mexico City Model of Abortion Care

Why the city may be a blueprint for progressive American states.

By Lauren Jackson
May 23, 2022

“We are open in solidarity to American women who need an abortion in Mexico City. Abortion is free and legal here.” — Dr. Oliva López Arellano, Mexico City’s health minister

On Sept. 7, 2021, news of the ruling rippled out from Mexico City, jolting the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Later that night, the capital shook again, as a nearly minute-long earthquake rattled the country’s southern coast.