States In Mexico, Australia Decriminalize Abortion

The Guardian: ‘We have made history’: Mexico’s Oaxaca state decriminalizes abortion
“Women’s rights activists in Mexico are celebrating after the southern state of Oaxaca decriminalized abortion in a move that they hope signals broader reforms to ensure reproductive rights in what is still a conservative and deeply Catholic country…” (Agren, 9/26).

NPR: Australia’s Largest State Lifts Abortion Restrictions
“Lawmakers in Sydney have voted to decriminalize abortion in the country’s most populous state, overturning legal restrictions that have been in place since the start of the 20th century. On Thursday, lawmakers in New South Wales voted to pass the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019…” (Zialcita, 9/26).

Reuters: FACTBOX — 10 facts on abortion as Mexico and Australia lift bans
“Women’s rights activists celebrated on Wednesday as Mexico’s Oaxaca state made it legal to terminate a pregnancy in the first 12 weeks, while Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, allowed terminations for women up to 22 weeks pregnant. Here are 10 facts about abortion laws worldwide…” (Lopez, 9/26).

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