Abortion in Mexico

Since 2021, Abortion in Mexico is no longer a crime; whilst its legalisation still varies by state. On 7 September 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court unanimously ruled that penalising abortion is unconstitutional, setting an important precedent across the whole country.[1][2] The procedure is easily available on request to any woman up to twelve weeks into a pregnancy in Mexico City and the states of Oaxaca, Hidalgo and Veracruz,[3][4]. Before 2021, abortion was severely restricted in the rest of the country.[5][6] As of April 2015, 138,792 abortions have been carried out in the capital city since its legalisation in 2007.[7]