Mexico’s Path to Abortion Decriminalization

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Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy
Human Rights Program
November 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm CST
- 1:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Abortion has been decriminalized in Mexico. How did this happen? And what comes next? A conversation with Melissa Ayala, litigation coordinator for the Mexican reproductive justice organization GIRE, and Dr. Camilla Reuterswärd, an expert on the politics of abortion in Mexico.


In September, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion as a crime. This major policy change comes in one of the world’s largest Catholic countries, where abortion was previously allowed in only four states and Mexico City–and just as abortion opponents implemented severe restrictions across the border in Texas. Join the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy for a conversation about the Supreme Court decision, the likelihood of state-level backlash, and the broader implications for abortion rights in Latin America.


This virtual event will be moderated by Dr. Christina Ewig and is co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change and the Human Rights Program.

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