’I need an abortion’: The text that gets pills sent in secret

Leire Ventas, BBC News Mundo, Los Angeles
Aug 25, 2022

Anna*, 23, knew that she could not have another child. She also knew that she wouldn't get an abortion in Texas, where she lives, as the state has one of the strictest abortion laws in the United States.

So the mother of a four-month-old turned to social media to search for solutions. She found a number online, and sent a desperate text on WhatsApp: "I need an abortion".

Continued: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61874921


More Americans who want abortions are turning to Mexico for help

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."

Continued: https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/21/health/mexico-abortion-assistance-cec/index.html


A Mexican network is smuggling abortion drugs to American women

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.

Continued: https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/13/americas/mexican-network-abortion-drugs-usa-intl/index.html


‘We’re here’: Mexican groups slam U.S. abortion restrictions as they help more American women

"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.

Continued: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/-mexican-groups-slam-us-abortion-restrictions-help-american-women-rcna36303


How Mexican feminists are helping Americans get abortions

Latin
American groups are sharing their abortion access models with US activists in
as Roe v Wade stands to be overturned

Cecilia Nowell
Fri 10 Jun 2022

In late January, nearly 70 abortion rights activists from across Mexico
gathered in a city along the US-Mexico border. For three days, they huddled in
hotel conference rooms, video chatting with activists in the US, who had been
unable to travel due to Covid-19 and an Arctic cold front. Together, they
strategized how to support Americans as abortion restrictions proliferated
across the US.

“It was three days of very, very, very, very cold outside, but very, very warm
inside,” Verónica Cruz Sánchez, director of Las Libres, a feminist organization
based in Guanajuato, Mexico, said.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/mexico-abortion-access-americans


She Couldn’t Get an Abortion in Texas. So She Went to Mexico.

Mexico is emerging as an unlikely savior for U.S. women desperate to terminate their unintended pregnancies.

By Emily Green
18.5.22

MONTERREY, Mexico — Fernanda had been on birth control for more than 10 years, so she went into denial when her period didn’t come. Finally, she rented a car and drove to the nearest abortion clinic two and a half hours away, in San Antonio. But then a nurse said the embryo had a heartbeat, and told Fernanda that she wasn’t allowed to get an abortion because her pregnancy was too far along.

“The staff was friendly, but they could not give me the pill,” said Fernanda, 29, a nursing student in Laredo, Texas. “They told me I was six weeks and five days pregnant. They told me to go to Oklahoma to get the abortion pill over there.” A 10-hour drive from Laredo, the trip was both too far and too expensive for her.

Continued: https://www.vice.com/en/article/7kbgwy/she-couldnt-get-an-abortion-in-texas-so-she-went-to-mexico