Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Abortion worries heightened for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.
The Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v. Wade has had ripple effects across the United States. Sofia Ahmed for Reuters considers the impacts on undocumented immigrant women:
"Last week calls from Texas began flooding into a national abortion assistance hotline with Spanish-language operators: One woman called afraid to fly to New Mexico because of her immigration status. Another woman said she would have to keep her pregnancy because she feared deportation if she crossed state lines. A third worried that she would be detained by immigration authorities if she used public transportation to travel. . . .While concerns are rising among many women in the wake of the ruling, women with uncertain immigration status face additional barriers and everyone from abortion providers to U.S. government agencies have been scrambling to determine what will happen going forward."