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Crossing borders for abortions before Roe v. Wade

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A man walks past the former site of a clinic that offered abortions in El Paso, Texas, on Oct. 3, 2014. Abortion services for many Texas women require a round trip of more than 200 miles or a border-crossing into Mexico or New Mexico after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80% of Texas' abortion clinics. (Juan Carlos Llorca/AP)
A man walks past the former site of a clinic that offered abortions in El Paso, Texas, on Oct. 3, 2014. Abortion services for many Texas women require a round trip of more than 200 miles or a border-crossing into Mexico or New Mexico after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80% of Texas' abortion clinics. (Juan Carlos Llorca/AP)
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Before Roe v. Wade, women were crossing into Mexico for abortions.

Here & Now's Jane Clayson speaks with Lina-Maria Murillo, an assistant professor of gender, women's sexuality studies and history at the University of Iowa, about transnational networks that have long helped pregnant people navigate treatment options outside the U.S.

This segment aired on October 6, 2021.

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