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A tale of 2 abortion landscapes: Changes in Mexico and the U.S.

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, September 11, 2023 - 10:56am

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It was just a year ago this summer that the abortion landscape in the U.S. was changed forever when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion that it provided.

Now, the abortion landscape in Mexico is changing in a big way as well, but in the opposite direction.

Late last week, the Supreme Court there issued a sweeping decision ruling that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to criminalize abortion. It’s a move that would have been unthinkable not long ago in this Catholic country, but the political situation in Mexico has changed in recent decades — and this shows just how much.

Kendal Blust, professor of practice at the University of Arizona School of Journalism and former Fronteras Desk reporter at KJZZ who spent years covering women’s issues in Sonora, spoke with The Show about more.

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