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The U.S.-Mexico borderlands are seeing increased numbers of women seeking abortions

Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 12:30pm
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Lina-Maria Murillo
Lina-Maria Murillo

As the future of abortion care remains uncertain in Arizona and around the country post Roe v. Wade, let's turn now to a conversation about what things were like pre-Roe v. Wade in this region.

The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long been a place where women seeking abortions have gone to find care, despite laws or borders. And Lina-Maria Murillo's work documents that history and how we are already seeing similar patterns reappear today.

Murillo is an assistant professor at the University of Iowa and author of a forthcoming book on this topic titled, "Fighting for Control."

The Show spoke with her to learn about her findings.

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