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“The high court ordered that abortion be removed from the federal penal code. The ruling will require the federal public health service and all federal health institutions to offer abortion to anyone who requests it.” While the US is turning back time when it comes to women’s medical rights, much of Latin America is moving in the opposite direction. Mexico decriminalizes abortion, extending Latin American trend of widening access to procedure. (Also, Mexico is on course to elect its first woman president.)

+ So far the biggest impact of statewide anti-abortion laws has been geographical. Women are still getting abortions, they’re just getting them in different places. (As most experts predicted, this leaves women without the necessary resources to bear the brunt of the bans.) NYT (Gift Article): Abortions Rose in Most States This Year, New Data Shows. More restrictions are coming soon.

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