Eduardo Verastegui regrets that Mexico’s Supreme Court declared the criminalization of abortion unconstitutional, a decision considered historic by judges and feminists, not implying that termination of pregnancy is legal in Mexico but in that direction. Opens the door to legal changes.
The actor expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation with some messages on Twitter, which sparked criticism and memes against him, as he assured that the earthquakes recorded last night in Mexico, as well as storms in several states of the republic, are due. Criminalization of abortion.
Today Mexico is crying. Today Mexico is trembling. It rains uncontrollably in different parts of the country and the land gets submerged. Today, thousands of Mexican children have been sentenced to death. Today Mexico cries; Today, Mexico is trembling for its daughters and sons who will not be born.
— Eduardo Verastegui (@EVerastegui) September 8, 2021
“Today Mexico cries. Today Mexico is trembling. It rains uncontrollably and the ground thaws in different parts of the country. Today, thousands of Mexican children have been sentenced to death. Today Mexico cries; Today, Mexico trembles For his daughters and sons who will not be born”, it reads.
In another of his messages, Verastegui believes that children in Mexico are put to death because of justice ministers and that this government leaves a bloody legacy.
“Thousands of Mexican children have been sentenced to death. Because all of Mexico has criminalized abortion, the message of irresponsible ministers of justice is: “Go ahead, you can kill your children!” This government The public will charge dearly for this bloody legacy.
Although some netizens agreed with his opinion, many others criticized that he associates natural phenomena with the punishment of criminalizing abortion; The memes about it were instant.
The High Court unanimously approved the repeal of several articles of a law in the northern state of Coahuila, where abortion is considered a crime and criminalized by both women and personnel who can help them.
The court’s decision will affect that state immediately but will set an important precedent because it establishes “obligatory standards for all judges in the country” who must act in the same sense if they are to decide on an abortion, the court’s said the president, Arturo Zaldivar.
“From now on it will not be possible, without violating the norms of the Court and the Constitution, to prosecute any woman who has performed an abortion in cases which this Court has deemed lawful,” Zaldivar said.
The details of the assumptions will become clear when the sentence is published, but everything indicates that decriminalization will affect the interruption of pregnancy up to 12 weeks, which allows abortion in the four states in which the practice is legal: Mexico City, Oaxaca, Veracruz. and Hidalgo.
In the remaining 28 states, it is still punished except in cases of rape, and is allowed in some areas even when the mother’s health is in danger.
The Supreme Court has in the past ruled in favor of specific emparoos filed by women who saw their rights being violated, for example, punishing them even if they were violated. But according to Rebecca Ramos, director of the non-governmental reproductive rights organization GIRE, this is the first time magistrates have debated the essence of the case: whether or not abortion should be considered a crime.