RGV abortion group reacts to new executive order

1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago Sunday, August 07 2022 Aug 7, 2022 August 07, 2022 2:24 PM August 07, 2022 in News - Local

Abortion trigger laws will go into effect in less than 20 days in the state of Texas.

This comes as the White House tries to help women in anti-choice states, but a now disbanded Valley nonprofit says the president needs to do more.

"We've been keeping track of where things were going," Frontera Fund RGV Organizer Manager Cathy Torres said. "We were seeing the trend of the Supreme Court's decision. They were not very proactive."

Torres and her staff members are navigating the legal complexities of Texas' abortion trigger laws.

"A lot of crying, a lot of grief," Torres said. "Because we were anticipating that, we had already prepared for that day. We set up voicemails stating that we needed to pause funding."

The Valley's primary source for financial assistance for abortion procedures and related out-of-state travel came from Frontera Fund RGV.

It was temporarily shut down after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade in June, but earlier last week, President Biden signed an executive order making it easier for women to seek abortions.

It directs health and human services to create a Medicaid waiver to cover the cost of out-of-state abortions for patients.

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