MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice
5255 55391802 | http://www.redbalance.org/maria/
Please call this fund if you are a woman in Mexico going to Mexico City for an abortion and you need financial assistance or help with transportation, lodging, or meals related to your abortion appointment. Habla Español.
Other services: meals, clinic escort
In 2007, Mexico City became the exception by decriminalizing abortion up to 12 weeks of gestation. Abortion in most Mexican states is a matter of social justice since wealthy women can pay for private providers or travel to Mexico City or outside of the country while poor women are forced to risk their health and lives in back-alley abortions.
The MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice was founded in 2009 by the Mexican organization Balance Promoción para el Desarrollo y Juventud in order to help precisely these women.
MARIA's objectives are to increase awareness about women’s right to legal abortion, and to strengthen solidarity among people to believe in and defend women’s right to a safe and legal abortion.
The MARIA Fund has supported more than 750 Mexican women since May 2009.
For an abortion fund like MARIA, raising money is half the battle, because they can’t help women unless they have something to give. Donating to MARIA means women in Mexico can access a safe and legal abortion that they could not otherwise afford.
Click here to make an online contribution to the MARIA Fund (the online contribution will be made in Mexican pesos)
The MARIA Fund is also in need of volunteers, so if you would like to accompany women to their appointments or provide other services to the fund, call or email them for more information.