In a major development, Mexico's top court ruled that the criminalizing of abortion is unconstitutional
Supporters hailed this as a historic decision that would usher in an era of women equality and equal rights for females
"It is one more step in the historical struggle for (women's) equality, dignity, and the full exercise of their rights," said court president Arturo Zaldivar.
The ruling will be applicable across Mexico. Any woman who wishes to abort her foetus will be allowed to do through a judicial order
Mexico's states have the autonomy to dictate their laws, but they are invalidated if they contravene Supreme Court rulings that establish jurisprudence,