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As U.S. states restrict abortions, pro-choice lawmakers look to Mexico -Breaking


© Reuters. Texas State Rep. Erin Zwiener is pro-abortion rights and speaks in a press conference.


MONTERREY (Reuters) – Pro-choice U.S. legislators visited Mexico to see if Americans would like to have abortions. As some states tighten their restrictions, and the Supreme Court is expected to uphold the right to abortion, they said that Americans were turning to Mexico to get abortions.

At a press conference held in Monterrey, Mexico on Friday Erin Zwiener (Texas state representative) stated that Texas had taken a backward step into the darkness.

Texas is home to one of the most stringent abortion laws in America, prohibiting the practice after six weeks.

This week, state legislators visited Mexico City and Guadalajara to meet with prochoice activists. They have achieved significant progress in relaxing Mexico’s restrictions on abortion, even though the United States is moving in the opposite direction.

Julie Gonzales (Colorado state senator) stated that there is much we can learn from the Mexican model.

Mexico has long had activists who have helped women avoid abortion bans. They provide information on how to induce an abortion with easily available pills.

The United States is a country where the availability of these drugs is less widespread. If the Supreme Court decides to overturn 1973 Roe V. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States, then litigation about medication abortion will likely take centre stage.

Mexico is an alternative for women who live near the border, according to Stephanie Stahl Hamilton, a senator from Arizona.

According to her, “Viagra in Mexico is much more affordable and people are happy to cross the border to obtain their prescriptions.”

It’s reasonable to wonder if this is okay for men. Why wouldn’t it work for women?