Mexico decriminalizes abortion

September 08, 2021

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Perla Rosales, 26, center, and Marian Lira, 24, right, participate in a performance in support of abortion rights next to the cathedral in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.

Perla Rosales, 26, center, and Marian Lira, 24, right, participate in a performance in support of abortion rights next to the cathedral in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to jail women for having an abortion.

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