The Texas Senate voted late Friday night to approve a sweeping abortion measure that could force 37 of the state’s 42 abortion providers to close, leading some reproductive health advocates in the state to predict — with growing concern — that Texas women may be forced to seek dangerous alternatives to terminate unwanted pregnancies without medical supervision.
One of those options, as the New York Times reports, is crossing the border to Mexico to obtain an “abortion pill,” misoprostol, which is sold in boxes of 28 pills with little information from pharmacists about how to safely use the drug. For women who can’t travel out of the state or cross border checkpoints — low-income women without the financial resources to travel, undocumented women and others — another alternative is obtaining these pills from Texas flea markets, where they are quietly sold under the table.
With the new law threatening to shutter clinics and limit supervised access to medicinal abortion, “the only option left for many women will be to go get those pills at a flea market,” Lucy Felix, a community educator with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, told the Times. “Some of them will end up in the E.R.”
I wonder how the Texas legislators will feel after it is determined that their actions saved few fetuses, but did result in the deaths of perfectly healthy women?
Oh I'm sorry I forgot, in Texas women are only valued for their ability to produce offspring.
You know, like cattle.