As pro-life laws tighten in Texas, foreign pro-choice activists are working to circumvent restrictions, including smuggling abortion pills and ferrying women across international borders to get abortions.
According to a New York Times article, Mexico-based abortion activist group Las Libres is making headlines for hatching a plan to introduce the banned abortion pill into the United States.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (right) signed legislation known as Senate Bill 4, setting limits on the use of abortion-inducing drugs in the Lone Star State.
The bill prohibits the use of drugs for pregnant patients over seven weeks. And it prohibits the delivery of abortion-inducing drugs by mail or delivery service, so the drugs cannot be ordered across state lines.
Las Libres co-founder Veronica Cruz says the risk of facing jail time for violating SB 4 is not a disadvantage for her and other activists.
“We’re not scared,” Cruz said. “We are prepared to face criminalization because women’s lives matter more than their law.”
The Times reports that she is eager to help Texans and other Americans get abortions in Mexico while bringing the abortion pills north of the border or to women in the mail.
“This is a truly terrible, lawless attack on life,” said John Seago, legislative director of Texas Right to Life, adding that the goal of Las Libres would “absolutely make it harder to do that, to enforce these laws.
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The pro-life movement has long warned of possible complications for women from chemical abortion, beyond killing the unborn child.
Abortion pills are a combination of two drugs known as mifepristone and misoprostol which, taken over a period of a few days by women who are no more than 10 weeks pregnant, will cause an abortion.
But without a medical examination, it is feared that the woman could be mistaken about her progress. And the chemical abortion process carries risks ranging from excessive bleeding to infection.
Meanwhile, dozens of abortion activists plan to meet in January to plan their radical efforts.
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