Texas abortion providers relocating / expanding care in New Mexico

Whole Women’s Health, an abortion provider in Texas as well as other states, is trying to raise more than $700,000 to move to New Mexico.

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last month, some abortion providers in states hostile to reproductive care have begun making plans to relocate to New Mexico, where abortion remains safe and legal. Whole Women’s Health had to shut down its four remaining clinics due to a Texas trigger ban that the state is fighting to implement since the nation’s high court overturned the 1973 landmark decision. This week the organization announced it is making plans to open a new clinic in a border town in New Mexico…

Other providers have said publicly that they intend to relocate to New Mexico. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s sole abortion provider, closed Wednesday and intends move to Las Cruces. A California-based provider called Choix has expanded its telehealth operation to include telehealth medical abortion care in New Mexico.

The nonprofit reproductive advocacy organization Bold Futures, already based in New Mexico, has said it is planning a reproductive care clinic that will include abortion care and is expected to open in Las Cruces. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has also said it wants to expand care in the state.

Andrea Ferrigno, corporate vice president for Whole Women’s Health…said when the news broke last month that the court had overturned Roe, “it was devastating.”…

She said Texas abortion clinics see the impact of the bans most on minorities, Latinos, Hispanics and people of color, particularly when they live in poverty. Those abortion patients are the “ones who pay the consequences” of the Supreme Court decision the most, she said.

Not that I would expect very many courts in the GOUSA to care a rat’s ass about minorities, the working poor, the people who can’t afford major donations to our papier mache-politicians.

We have these achievements here in New Mexico by virtue of decades of Left-led political struggle. It ain’t ever easy. Dedication to fighting the good fight had better be it’s own reward for a lot of it.

6 thoughts on “Texas abortion providers relocating / expanding care in New Mexico

  1. Meanwhile says:

    The ability for data tracking on a pregnant person’s phone has become an issue of increasing concern as states hostile to abortion ban it or plan to in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month, which overturned Roe v. Wade. Texas legislators have said they will push legislation to prohibit Texas pregnant patients from crossing state lines to access abortion care.

    Two data brokers committed to ending the sale of location data of people who visit abortion clinics. https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2022/07/08/data-brokers-announce-the-end-of-location-data-selling-for-people-who-visit-abortion-clinics/
    Sen. Ben Ray Luján, a Democrat [New Mexico], announced the commitment on Thursday. The announcement was in response to two letters from 13 senators, including Luján, to end the practice.

  2. Backasswards says:

    A local government board in southern New Mexico approved a message Thursday saying that abortion clinics are not welcome in politically conservative Otero County — even though state law allows most abortion procedures. https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-health-new-mexico-santa-fe-8f3bb333737a2257295e9413c6d4003d
    Otero County Commission Chair and Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin sponsored the resolution that condemns “voluntary abortion” practices. He said it responds to concerns that New Mexico may become a regional hub for people seeking abortions from neighboring states where the procedures are illegal or heavily restricted.
    Griffin — a firebrand conservative who was convicted of entering a restricted area at the U.S. Capitol in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection — urged other rural, conservative counties to adopt identical resolutions to try to contain the proliferation of abortion clinics.

  3. sic 'em says:

    “Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham moved Wednesday to buttress access to abortions in New Mexico, signing an executive order that pledges $10 million to build a state-funded clinic providing abortion and other services in Doña Ana County.
    The governor’s executive order also directs the state Department of Health to marshal state resources to expand access to reproductive health – including abortion – in rural parts of the state and study whether medication that ends pregnancies can be provided in public health clinics.
    “This is a state that will stand against any attempts to remove or eviscerate women’s constitutional rights,” Lujan Grisham said during a remote briefing with reporters, legislators and members of the state’s Commission on the Status of Women.” https://www.abqjournal.com/2528671/governor-issues-order-pledging-nm-resources-to-expand-abortion-access.html

    ‘It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog.’ (Mark Twain).

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