Women who live in parts of Mexico where abortion is illegal have long crossed the U.S.-Mexican border to obtain abortions in U.S. border cities like San Diego, but those numbers might be declining thanks to draconian border security and other changes, [according to] a new study….

But though it may not be surprising to many that Mexican women seek higher-quality health care in the U.S., other reports show that some American women who don’t have access to abortion services at home are crossing into Mexico. New America Media, for instance, reported in August that Texas women crossed the border to obtain the abortion drug misoprostol from largely unregulated pharmacies in Mexico.

~ The Raw Story, November 8

[Photo (click to enlarge), via The Texas Tribune, is of a pharmacy employee in Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, in Mexico, holding a box of misoprostol, aka Cytotec, a medication intended to treat ulcers but used off-label to induce abortions]

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