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Fearful of contracting COVID at a hospital or clinic she decided to abort at home, with assistance coming via the popular messaging service, WhatsApp. An increasing of women in Mexico are turning to online support networks who advise them on how to use misoprostol, an over-the-counter ulcer medicine, to abort. They checked in with her frequently to see how she was feeling, sent her infographics on where to get misoprostol, how to take the pills, what she should eat beforehand and sent her reminders so she would keep to the proper administration schedule.
COVID, economic accessibility and the ability to have her partner by her side also contributed to her decision. Following her abortion she was added to a WhatsApp group of women across Mexico who had been through the process and wanted to share their experiences. The reproductive justice collective Morras Help Morras, which translates to Girls Help Girls, has assisted women across Adult women in Mexico city to terminate their pregnancies.
They have tens of thousands of followers on social media networks helping them reach women all over the country. Sofia starts her workday on a computer screen full of open social network windows; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp. Sofia has received training that qualifies her to be an abortion companion. She is not a medical professional and has recommended those who are terminating their pregnancy to speak with gynaecologists or doctors who are part of their network, if they have any complications. Since COVID shelter-at-home orders were declared in Mexico on March 23,reproductive justice advocates have documented the increased difficulties that women have faced in obtaining abortions.
Prior to the pandemic, the NGO Fondo Maria provided economic assistance to dozens of women every year to help them travel to Mexico City where they could have abortions in a free and legal manner. According to government statistics, 71, women from across Mexico aborted within Mexico City between the years and During the height of the pandemic, only five of the 13 abortion clinics in the city remained open.
While the Mexico City government declared abortion an essential service, there was little clarity about which clinics were open, and access to contraceptives diminished as women feared leaving home as COVID cases skyrocketed across the enormous metropolis. Last December, following a long battle waged by feminist activists, Argentina decriminalised abortion up until 14 weeks.
In Mexico, women sporting bright green bandanas poured into the streets demanding that their government do the same. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who holds daily press conferences, has avoided responding to questions about abortion.
When he was asked after the Argentinian vote if he would decriminalise abortion he suggested an informal referendum. The non-profit organisation Group for Information on Reproduction and Choice, GIRE has been fighting for the past 29 years to legalise abortion in Mexico and it does not support a public referendum.
Mexico City has mandated that women can now abort in the case of rape up until the 20th week, whereas in normal circumstances it is permitted until 12 weeks. In the states of Puebla and Quintana Roo, activists have taken over state congress buildings hoping to push their agenda for reproductive rights.
On Saturday, the Puebla State Parliament will convene and pro-choice activists will be pushing for the legal termination of pregnancy to be debated. A day sit-in in the state of Quintana Roo helped force abortion onto the agenda there in March.
Legislators voted against decriminalising. Activists have said the vote itself is a victory and have challenged the decision with legal appeals, called amparos. As long as abortion remains illegal for most Mexican women, groups like Morras Help Morras, Fondo Maria and others say they will keep filling the void and providing women with information on how to abort safely in their own homes.
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