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When the Supreme Court decriminalized abortion with Roe v. Wade, it established the United States as a global leader on abortion rights, decades ahead of many other countries.

Now, with Roe likely to be overturned, we look to Mexico, a country where the playbook for securing legalized abortion could be a model for activists in the United States.


Natalie Kitroeff, a correspondent covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for The New York Times.

Verónica Cruz, the founder and leader of Las Libres, a Mexican feminist organization.
Marian Carrasquero for The New York Times
  • Verónica Cruz spent years defying the law in Mexico, helping thousands of women get abortions. Now that Mexico has legalized abortion, activists are bringing their mission to the United States, which is moving in the opposite direction.

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Natalie Kitroeff contributed reporting.

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