17 Aug '12, 12am

Texas Women Go To Mexico For Reproductive Health Care

Texas Women Go To Mexico For Reproductive Health Care

Now that Gov. Rick Perry (R) and his anti-choice supporters have succeeded in making abortion and reproductive health services nearly impossible to access in Texas desperate women are crossing the border into Mexico in search of drugs they hope can terminate their pregnancies. According to the Texas Tribune , more reproductive health providers are treating women who have taken Misoprostol, a drug used to treat ulcers but can be used in medical abortions, but are still pregnant. These women got the drugs from pharmacies in Mexico with very little, if any instruction or supervision. The drugs are safe, but in order to work properly women must take the appropriate dosage. Abortion-rights advocates are concerned that more women will go underground and risk their health in this way. In 2011, Texas lawmakers made deep cuts in financing for family planning for low-income women. A...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/texas-women-go-to-mexico-for-...

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