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Mexico decriminalises abortion in landmark ruling

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th September, 2021 03:50:50 PM
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Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies are unconstitutional.

The ruling, for the northern state of Coahuila, prevents women from being prosecuted for getting an abortion, reports BBC.

Abortion is currently severely restricted in all but four of the country's states.

On Tuesday, the court ordered the state of Coahuila to remove sanctions for abortion from its criminal code.

The decision could pave the way for the decriminalisation of abortions across the country.