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Las Libres supports abortion access in the U.S

Based in Guanajuato, Mexico, SAAF grantee partner Las Libres now also supports people in the USA to access safe abortions. Their work was recently featured in The Independent:

Led by activist Veronica Cruz, Las Libres pioneered in training “acompañantes” to provide virtual guidance for self-managed medical abortions in Mexico and, since 2019, in the U.S. as well.

“In January 2022, we had an average of 10 cases every day. When Roe was overturned, in June, we had up to a hundred,” Cruz said.

She said the numbers kept rising until they reached 300 requests per day, all from the U.S. The workload was immense for her team of 10 people, so she created new networks to help.

“In one year we have created more than 20 networks. We are about 200 people helping only the United States,” Cruz said.

Activists’ network in Mexico helps U.S. women get abortions

Image from original article – The Associated Press

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