Thousands of women, mobilized by feminist groups and civil organizations, took action to commemorate the Global Day of Action for Legal, Safe, and Accessible Abortion in at least 20 cities across the country.
In some of these cities, women submitted petitions to their local legislatures, while in others, they gathered in front of government buildings to carry out informative and cultural activities, with no serious incidents reported in most of the protests.
In Morelia, Michoacán, a civil organization opposing abortion legalization protected the Temple of the Nuns with an extended banner to prevent it from being intervened during the march held by feminist collectives.
In Hermosillo, Sonora, members of the Safe Abortion and Clara Zetkin Feminist Observatory collectives delivered a petition to the state congress’s office, calling for legislation and approval of abortion legalization in the state.
“Do what is necessary to establish a legal framework that guarantees our human right to comprehensive health, as we still have to seek permission from institutions to exercise our sexual and reproductive rights,” they stated.
In Cuernavaca, Morelos, collectives accused local lawmakers of negligence for not approving the abortion legalization initiative despite the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation declaring its prohibition unconstitutional.
Around 50 women held the “Meneo Abortero” cultural festival in Cuernavaca’s Zócalo to denounce that the Health sector does not respect the secular state.
In Guadalajara, hundreds of women marched in two simultaneous protests to demand abortion legalization. One of the demonstrations, organized by the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Jalisco, started at the Centro Médico de Occidente and ended in Plaza Liberación in downtown Guadalajara, where a statement was read.
The second protest, organized by the Jalisco Feminist Front, was aimed at “birth women” and those in favor of abolitionism.
In San Luis Potosí, the ILE Collective conducted an informative and visibility activity at the Federal Judiciary and the Plaza de Armas to demand recognition of women’s right to decide about their bodies.
Similar mobilizations also took place in Tijuana, Villahermosa, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Monterrey, Puebla, Cancún, La Paz, and Tampico.