Colombia decriminalizes abortion

from Market Design at on February 26, 2022 at 01:39PM

Sentiments about abortion seem to be shifting in opposite directions across the Americas. The NY Times has the story:

Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion, Bolstering Trend Across Region By Julie Turkewitz

"Having an abortion is no longer a crime under Colombian law, the country’s top court ruled on Monday, in a decision that paves the way for the procedure to become widely available across this historically conservative, Catholic country.

"Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortion in a similar decision in September and Argentina’s Congress legalized the procedure in late 2020. Colombia’s decision means that three of the four most populous countries in Latin America have now opened the door to more widespread access to abortion.

"It also comes as the United States has been moving in the opposite direction, with abortion restrictions multiplying across the country, and the U.S. Supreme Court considering a case that could overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that established a constitutional right to abortion"