The Women’s Reproductive Clinic in Santa Teresa, New Mexico will provide free abortion pills on Saturday, January 22 to patients to mark the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade of the United States Supreme Court in 1973.
Clinic owner Dr. Franz Theard said, “We want to help all women protect their reproductive rights. Residents of East Texas are under duress under the new abortion law. We want to help We are fortunate to live just minutes from the blue state of New Mexico where reproductive choice is legal.”
On September 1, 2021, a Texas law prohibiting abortion providers from performing abortions after detecting fetal heart activity – typically about six weeks into a pregnancy – went into effect after the Court Supreme Court of the United States refused to intervene. The law makes no exception for rape or incest.
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The clinic opens at 8 a.m. and is located at 5290 McNutt Road in Santa Teresa.
The gynecologist said the clinic already has appointments from all over Texas and New Mexico. Walk-in visits are welcome if they are less than 10 weeks pregnant. Information: 575-201-7371.
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María Cortés González can be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected]; @EPTMaria on Twitter.