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Exterior of Pharmacy Rivera in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico on May 4, 2022.

Si termina la protección legal al aborto en Estados Unidos, más texanos podrían ir a México en busca de medicamentos

Para muchos texanos, es común ir a México a comprar medicamentos baratos. La demanda por fármacos que inducen el aborto podría aumentar si la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos elimina la protección constitucional con la que actualmente cuenta el procedimiento.

Al otro lado de la frontera

Victor Olvera puts two pharmaceutical drugs meant to be taken for ulcers back on the shelf at the Uncle Sam Pharmacy in Nuevo Progreso, Mexico on May 4, 2022.
Victor Olvera holds two pharmaceutical drugs meant to be taken for ulcers. Uncle Sam Pharmacy. Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. May 4, 2022.

La religión en la región

Amelio García, 69, who is a mechanic, in front of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in McAllen on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. García shares that his daughter was told that her son was going to be born without certain organs and that they recommended that she had an abortion. They both prayed and the baby was born healthy. He also says that later on they found out that his grandson has mild autism. For around seven years he has been going to the Whole Woman’s Health clinic to pray. “It is rare, but there have been woman that get out of this place crying not wanting to have an abortion. Our job is to bear witness, to be present.”
Amelio García, 69, who is a mechanic, shows a photo of his first grandson, in McAllen, Texas on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. García shares that his daughter was told that her son was going to be born without certain organs and that they recommended that she had an abortion. They both prayed and the baby was born healthy. He also says that later on they found out that his grandson has mild autism. For around seven years he has been going to the Whole Woman’s Health clinic to pray. “It is rare, but there have been woman that get out of this place crying not wanting to have an abortion. Our job is to bear witness, to be present.”
Verónica G. Cárdenas for The Texas Tribune
Amelio García, 69, who is a mechanic, poses for a photo in front of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in McAllen, Texas on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. García shares that his daughter was told that her son was going to be born without certain organs and that they recommended that she had an abortion. They both prayed and the baby was born healthy. He also says that later on they found out that his grandson has mild autism. For around seven years he has been going to the Whole Woman’s Health clinic to pray. “It is rare, but there have been woman that get out of this place crying not wanting to have an abortion. Our job is to bear witness, to be present.”
Verónica G. Cárdenas for The Texas Tribune

Barreras de acceso

Nancy Cárdenas, 31, state director for policy and advocacy for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, in McAllen on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. “The State does not have the infrastructure to support family planning the way that they would like to talk about. Instead they are giving millions of dollars to the alternatives to abortion program which is crisis pregnancy centers that actually don’t offer medical services, don’t have medical providers, or staff. It’s basically just centers to steer you away from getting access to abortion care.”

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