FOX 9's Adam Klepp spoke to the Baja California health secretary about the impact the U.S. Supreme Court decision will have on Mexico
YUMA, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - The U.S. Supreme Court sending abortion law back to the individual states is having an international impact.
As Arizona looks to put some of America's strictest abortion laws in place, the Baja California Health Secretary says American women who make the decision to get an abortion could access one legally in Mexico.
“If this woman came here to receive this procedure we are open to that,” Adrian Medina Amarillas said.
Yet, not everyone in Mexicali agrees.
Marcela Vequera, a member of the National Front for Families, says she hopes american’s don’t come to Mexicali to get abortions.
“Our state constitution defends the right to life starting at conception. So the law right now allowing abortion goes directly against our state constitution,” Vequera said.
Even though abortions are legal in Mexico, they’re still restricted.
Women can only receive abortions in Baja California if they’re 12 or fewer weeks into their pregnancy, or if their life is at risk.
Medina Amarillas says he doesn’t expect many American women will come to Mexico for abortions.
“I think California will reverse this decision by the federal government of the U.S.S, and I don’t think it’s necessary to think about this possibility," “If this woman came here to receive this procedure we are open to that,” Adrian Medina Amarillas said.
The Mississippi law at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court case which overturned Roe v. Wade restricted abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.