What’s happening with abortion in the United States hasn’t gone unnoticed in Mexico
- Abortion rights are under unprecedented attacks in the United States.
- In 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court declared that abortion can no longer be considered a crime.
- Women have always sought out abortions, and they will continue to do so
- Women are again seeking abortion care in Mexico like they did pre-Roe.
The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned what would happen if states restricted access to abortions. In the 2016 Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Ginsburg wrote in a concurring opinion, “When a State severely limits access to safe and legal procedures, women in desperate circumstances may resort to unlicensed rogue practitioners, faute de mieux, at great risk to their health and safety.”