The Daily Populous

Thursday September 7th, 2023 morning edition

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Mexico’s supreme court has unanimously ruled that state laws prohibiting abortion are unconstitutional and violate women’s rights, in the latest in a series of victories for reproductive rights activists across Latin America.

Mexico’s two congressional chambers will now need to come together to pass an accompanying law, eliminating abortion from the country’s penal code.

However, Wednesday’s ruling will protect both women seeking abortions and healthcare workers involved in providing abortion care from criminal charges.

Anyone with a uterus should also now be able to access abortions in federal health facilities across the country.

“No woman or pregnant person, nor any health worker, willbe punished for abortion,” GIRE said in a statement.

It also prompted a rise in abortion tourism, both to other US states where the procedure is still legal, and to Mexico.

This past year, several women held a banner asking the government for legal abortion access. »

Mexico decriminalizes abortion, extending Latin American trend of widening access to procedure

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After 40 years, the Supreme Court reversed its abortion decision, and we’re not going to stop until Mexico guarantees the right to life from the moment of conception.”.

The decision came two years after the court ruled that abortion was not a crime in one northern state.

The U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that provided a right to abortion nationwide. »

Trump: ‘I’m Allowed to Do Whatever I Want’ With Classified Info

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“I’m allowed to do whatever I want … I’m allowed to do everything I did,” the former president told conservative podcast host Hugh Hewitt.

referring to the boxes of more than 300 classified documents the federal government seized last year from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

I come under the Presidential Records Act,” Trump replied, while also taking a quick detour to bash Hewitt. »

Trump suffers big loss in E. Jean Carroll defamation case, judge says he's liable

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A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Donald Trump is civilly liable for defamatory statements he made about writer E. Jean Carroll in 2019 when she went public with claims he had raped her decades earlier.

Normally, a jury would determine at trial whether a defendant is liable for civil damages claimed by a plaintiff.

The ruling is the latest in a series of big losses for Trump in lawsuits filed by Carroll. »

Armenia to exercise with US troops next week in sign of frustration with Russia

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Sept 6 (Reuters) - Armenia said on Wednesday it would host a joint army exercise with the United States next week, at a time of rising military tension with neighbouring Azerbaijan and open friction in its relationship with Russia.

The frustration between Russia and Armenia is mutual, with Moscow this week accusing Pashinyan of "public rhetoric bordering on rudeness".

Azerbaijan has justified its action by saying Armenia was using the road to supply weapons to Karabakh, which Armenia denies. »