Compiled by Inaara Merani Women hold green handkerchiefs during a protest in support of legal and safe abortions in Mexico City on February 19, 2020. Edgar Garrido/Reuters. (NBC News) The state of Veracruz will become the fourth state in Mexico to decriminalize abortion. In the predominantly Roman Catholic country, abortion is seen as taboo and religion frequently takes precedence over this issue, as it does in many other countries.

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