Fri July 19, 2013
While Texas Restricts Abortions, Mexico Braces for a Boom
This week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a law banning abortions after 20 weeks.
It also increases requirements for clinics and doctors that provide abortions. Clinics have a little over a year to upgrade to ambulatory surgical centers. Several clinics are expected to close, leaving women in poor and rural areas the most affected.
In Laredo, Texas, women haven't had access to abortion clinics for years. But they do have access to the border – where doctors and pharmacies that supply alternatives are bracing for a boom in business.
KUT News traveled across the border to Nuevo Laredo to find out more. Listen to the story and view our slideshow in the players above.