By Annalisa Merelli
Published August 5, 2022
Sister Juana Ilega and Father Beto work together in a parish. Both of them have Catholic faith strong enough to become the center of their existence, yet they don’t always see eye to eye on matters of morality or religion.
Father Beto is in line with mainstream Catholic doctrine. But Sister Juana is a feminist. She thinks the church should create more space for women, and interfere less with issues of sexuality and reproductive rights. To counter his positions, she uses the most powerful tool she has: scripture.
Before abortion was legal in parts of Mexico, an extensive “accompaniment” system grew to help women safely terminate pregnancies on their own. Its organizers are now moving abortion-inducing medication across the border and helping replicate the system in the United States.
BY ALEXA URA AND GRETA DÍAZ GONZÁLEZ VÁZQUEZ
AUG. 4, 2022
MONTERREY, Mexico — Hi, I’m four weeks pregnant. Eight weeks. Six weeks.
The stream of pings and messages through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp reach Sandra Cardona Alanís at her home in this mountainous region of northern Mexico. She is an acompañante and a founder of Necesito Abortar México, a volunteer network that has helped thousands of people across Mexico access abortion, usually at home, by providing medication and support.
Roe v. Wade's reversal means more people from the United States are fleeing to Mexico to receive abortion care.
By Jessica Washington
July 24, 2022
In news that might shock the “build that wall” types, it turns out that people from the United States are now fleeing to Mexico to get adequate health care.
You see, late last year, Mexico’s Supreme Court finally decriminalized abortion.
Progressive legislators are studying how activists in Mexico, whose Supreme Court ruled to decriminalize abortion last year, effectively won back certain abortion care rights.
July 24, 2022
By Adam Edelman
State legislators have turned their attention to their neighbor to the south for guidance and direction about how to navigate a newly restrictive legal landscape in the U.S. regarding abortion.
Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalized abortion last year, loosening decades of restrictive laws in the predominately Catholic nation, leading to more permissive laws in several of its states.
July 23, 2022
By Manuel Ayala
Tijuana, Mexico, Jul 23 (EFE).- With the right to abortion no longer assured throughout the United States, a major provider of reproductive services in Mexico recently opened its first clinic in this city just across the border from San Diego.
Fundacion Marie Stopes Mexico’s Tijuana facility is just 10 km (6 mi) from the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The foundation’s MSI Reproductive Services arm, whose motto is “Children by choice and not by chance,” is ready to accommodate women of all nationalities.
By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
Fri July 22, 2022
Verónica Cruz says she's been getting frantic calls from women in the United States.
Abortion clinics have canceled their appointments, and they're scared, she says.
"As soon as the Supreme Court decision came out, they were left without service. There are many people who call us crying, very desperate," Cruz told CNN in a recent interview. "And the majority don't even speak Spanish."
By David Shortell, CNN
Wed July 13, 2022
Mexico City (CNN) One day late last month, as new abortion restrictions began taking shape in US states, three Mexican women quietly crossed into the country at different points along the border, dozens of abortion-inducing pills hidden in their belongings.
The medication, an FDA-approved two-drug combination, had traveled across the interior of Mexico in the previous days, handled by an underground network of some 30 organizations in the country.
July 9, 2022
4-Minute Listen with Transcript
Scott Simon speaks to reporter Dianne Solis of the Dallas Morning News about the recent increase in Americans seeking abortion medication in Mexico.
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Abortion access is changing quickly state by state after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last month. In Texas and other states where abortion is severely restricted, many women seeking care have begun looking to travel, including south of the border. Dianne Solis is a reporter at the Dallas Morning News. She has recently covered the surge of women crossing into Mexico for access to abortion medication, and she joins us now. Thanks so much for being with us.
Influenced by feminists close to him, the chief of the country’s Supreme Court helped pave the way for decriminalization of the procedure.
By Natalie Kitroeff
July 9, 2022
MEXICO CITY — When the chief justice of Mexico’s Supreme Court began voting in favor of abortion rights, his toughest opponents were the people closest to him.
His sister asked why he wanted to kill babies. His brother, a civil engineer, lost clients. Friends prayed for his religious conversion in group chats.
"It’s a different world," said Sandra Cardona, a member of a Mexican network. A Latin American activist called the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision a "barbaric setback."
July 1, 2022
By Albinson Linares, Noticias Telemundo and Maricruz Gutiérrez
MONTERREY, Mexico — At first glance, it only looks like a roof terrace in a
house in Monterrey in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, two hours from the
border with the U.S.
It's a small space, with a kitchen and bathroom, called La Abortería, or the
abortion place, and it's become a haven for dozens of women and pregnant people
— both from Mexico and the United States — who have decided to interrupt their
pregnancy with the use of medication.