Thursday, August 28, 2008
Mexico's Supreme Court Likely to Uphold Legalized Abortion in Mexico City
NY Times: Mexico Court Is Set to Uphold Legalized Abortion in Capital, by Elisabeth Malkin:
MEXICO CITY — A majority of Supreme Court justices have said Mexico City’s law legalizing abortion does not violate the Constitution, making it likely that the court will uphold the controversial measure.
Since deliberations began this week, 8 of the 11 justices spoke in support of the law.
Its passage last year was considered historic in this Catholic country and in a region where almost all countries severely restrict abortion or ban it.
The law allows unrestricted abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy.