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Mexico's abortion laws have become more accessible

Mexico has slowly made reproductive health services more accessible over the last 20 years.

The World

A woman holds a banner reading in Spanish, "Legal, safe, and free abortion" as abortion rights protesters demonstrate in front of the National Congress on the "Day for Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean," in Mexico City, Sept. 28, 2020. A delegation of US state legislators toured several Mexican cities during the third week of May 2022 to learn about the work of abortion rights activists and politicians when access to voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

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Mexico has slowly made reproductive health services more accessible over the last 20 years, largely because of changing political winds and women’s movements pushing for abortion access. The World’s Latin America correspondent Jorge Valencia reports.