Despite a 2021 Texas law banning the mailing of abortion medication, a Mexican nonprofit is working to provide U.S. citizens with the means to kill their unborn children in their own homes by using abortion medication.

After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Mexican pro-abortion activists began establishing an underground abortion pill network for pregnant mothers in the U.S.

A law signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last year banned the mailing of abortion drugs, punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and two years in jail. The law went into effect two weeks after abortions were decriminalized in Mexico. The prohibition has been difficult to enforce, however, leaving underground abortion pill mail operations to continue in Texas.

Las Libres, a Mexican pro-abortion organization, kills 15 unborn Texas children every week by providing the mothers with abortion kits and other drugs to help them “carry out their abortions in peace.”

“The medications are arriving in a thousand ways, in creative ways, into the hands of women,” Verónica Cruz Sánchez, the organization’s founder, told CNN.

Compared to the cost of flying or driving to another state, the $35 cost makes chemical abortion more accessible to mothers, but little to nothing is known of the quality or safety of this medication.

Dr. Khama Ennis says, “The only safe way to have an abortion at home is with medications prescribed by a trained medical professional after a consultation. The consultation may be in person at a hospital or clinic, or it can happen by phone or a telehealth appointment.”

“Chemical abortion is the fight we’re going to be having for the next decade, probably longer,” Jennifer Popik, the federal legislation director of National Right to Life. Popik says that no matter “how many of your wonderful states will now ban abortion either [at six weeks gestation] or almost completely … these pills will still be coming into your state.”

With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, the underground abortion pill operation has expanded from Texas to any state where abortion is illegal.

National Right to Life is currently pushing to outlaw telemedical operations of these abortion drugs in what could be a decade-long war between abortion activists and the pro-life movement.

Jake Peterson

Jake Peterson is a journalism fellow for Texas Scorecard. During high school he competed in speech and debate and now works to teach the unbiased truth, and expose corruption.