There’s no such thing as a meaningless coincidence, right?
Just hours after Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortion, a massive 7.1 earthquake hit the country by surprise.
Many people concluded that Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalized abortions due to the fact they are hoping American women from Texas will now visit Mexico to get abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Texas’ new abortion law that prevents all abortions over 6 weeks.
The video of the earthquake was taken on video, take a look:
JUST IN 🚨 Power flashes seen in Mexico as powerful earthquake hits the city. pic.twitter.com/9CmURK3tzm
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 8, 2021
Massive earthquake hits Mexico on the day their Supreme Court decriminalized abortion pic.twitter.com/y4r3nDWW8K
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 8, 2021
BBC had more details on Mexico deciding to decimalize abortion:
Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies are unconstitutional.
The ruling, for the northern state of Coahuila, prevents women from being prosecuted for getting an abortion.
Abortion is currently severely restricted in all but four of the country’s states.
Supreme Court Justice Luis Maria Aguilar described the move as a “historic step for the rights of women”.
On Tuesday, the court ordered the state of Coahuila to remove sanctions for abortion from its criminal code.
The decision could pave the way for the decriminalisation of abortions across the country.
Currently, abortion is only legal in a handful of states, except in cases of rape or where the mother’s life is in danger.
A judicial source said the ruling will affect the whole of Mexico, allowing women in states where abortion is criminalised to undergo the procedure with a judge’s order.
BREAKING: Mexico's Supreme Court voted unanimously that punishing women for abortion is unconstitutional.
4 of Mexico's 32 federal entities have already legalized abortion, and the court's decision creates a pathway to nationwide decriminalization. pic.twitter.com/geqo2tQzQb
— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 7, 2021
The Guardian had more details on the earthquake
A powerful earthquake has struck south-west Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post, and causing rock falls and damaging buildings.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake struck 11 miles (18km) north-east of the resort of Acapulco, Guerrero, in the early hours of Wednesday sending people running into the street for safety.
The quake shook the hillsides around the resort, downing trees and pitching large boulders on to the road.
— Luis Jesús Durand ن (@luisjesus) September 8, 2021