On the afternoon of this September 6, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation decriminalized abortion at the federal level and several associations and politicians reacted in favor of this resolution (Reuters)
On the afternoon of this September 6, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) decriminalized abortion throughout the country, since it was argued that it violates the human rights of women and people with the capacity to gestate after a protection from the GIRE organization (Group of Information on Chosen Reproduction).
Since the news was announced, several feminist and political organizations reacted to celebrate the Court’s resolution.
GIRE was the organization that carried out the protection so that the Court reached the resolution to decriminalize abortion (X/@GIRE_Mx)
“Thanks to a protection won by GIRE, all women and people with the capacity to become pregnant will be able to access abortion services at IMSS, ISSSTE PEMEX and any federal health institution”
Likewise, the autonomous media Voices in Movement applauded the SCJN’s resolution; On their X account they published a series of pro-abortion images and in their message they wrote: “Abortion yes, abortion no, I decide that!”
The MARIA Abortion Fund, which has accompanied and informed women about safe abortion, joined this “party” on social networks. The organization also shared an image with which it celebrated that today any woman and person who can become pregnant can use public services to have an abortion.
For years, Fondo MARIA has accompanied women and pregnant women in safe abortions (X/@FondoMARIAmx)
“We are on a party! Today the SCJN declared unconstitutional the articles that penalize voluntary abortion in the federal criminal code,” the image reads.
Also Volcánicas, a group of Latin American feminist journalists, celebrated this new step towards legal and safe abortion in Mexico. In their X account they recalled that just a week ago the decriminalization of abortion was achieved in Aguascalientes and today it is already throughout the country.
“We celebrate this historic decision. Mexican women, trans men and non-binary people will now be able to access legal and safe abortions freely and the state must guarantee them!
The SCJN resolution could lead to abortion being decriminalized in the states as well, but for now this decision has a federal scope (Karina Hernández/Infobae)
The organization Mi Útero Feliz AC, which also supports safe abortion at home, dedicated a publication in X applauding the Court’s resolution.
Likewise, the Reproductive Law Center celebrated “this historic milestone in the protection and guarantee of the rights of all women and people with the capacity to conceive in Mexico,” they wrote on their social networks.
This September 6 is a historic day in Mexico, since for the first time this decision is made at the federal level (EFE)
Some politicians also applauded that women and pregnant people in Mexico can abort safely and legally throughout Mexico, such as former Secretary of the Interior Olga Sánchez Cordero.
The senator, in addition to celebrating the decriminalization of abortion, explained what this SCJN resolution consists of: “1. The Congress of the Union must legislate on the matter; 2. Health institutions must provide abortion services; 3. Women or celebrating persons prosecuted or sentenced for aborting must be acquitted,” Sánchez wrote.
Senator Patricia Mercado also recognized the responsibility of the Senate to reform the Federal Penal Code to repeal abortion as a crime.
The senator assured that it is a commitment to rights to continue working on abortion issues (Screenshot/X)
In addition to this, he affirmed that the Senate of Mexico continues to work so that people who have abortions are not criminalized, this to achieve a more just society.
Minister Arturo Zaldívar also dedicated a message through X to celebrate the advance of the green tide. “All rights for all women and pregnant people! Until equality and dignity become customary!”
Former senator Martha Tagle highlighted that, although this resolution is a step to guarantee that women and pregnant people can have a voluntary abortion safely and legally in the country, the criminal codes still have to be reformed in more ways. of half of the states, since to date only 12 have done so.
However, he celebrated that now the IMSS and ISSSTE hospitals cannot deny the service because they are federal institutions.
Although decriminalization has already been achieved, now it will be necessary to reform the penal codes of each state; There are 20 that still criminalize women and pregnant people for aborting (Screenshot/X)
Alejandro Encinas, Undersecretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration, joined the positive reactions to the decriminalization of abortion and stressed that it is a way to enforce the rights of women and pregnant people.
Other people related to politics, such as the writer Ytzel Maya, joined the celebration. The political scientist dedicated a publication on her social networks to applaud the SCJN’s resolution.
Melissa Ayala was one of the lawyers responsible for this achievement, since she is part of GIRE and actively participated in the protection (REUTERS)
“Big big news today in the SCJN: abortion is decriminalized at the federal level. For free, safe and free abortions for all women and people with the capacity to become pregnant. Thank you for all the work and effort,” the editor wrote and praised GIRE and Melissa Ayala, the organization’s lawyer.
Mariana Limón Rugerio also celebrated that today is finally the day to celebrate that abortion is legal and safe, since for years they have fought against the laws that criminalize abortion.
The influencer and communicator Chumel Torres stressed that this achievement was not thanks to the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, nor deputies or senators, but rather it was through the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.