Volunteer networks in Mexico aid at-home abortions without involving doctors or clinics. They’re coming to Texas.

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.

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‘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.

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