MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice
5255 5539180252435054 if you live in Mexico City / 018008327311 if you live in any Mexican state outside Mexico City | http://www.fondomaria.org
Please call this fund if you are a woman in Mexico who is seeking an abortion, if you need information about safe abortion procedures, services and/or if you need financial, psychological, logistical, informational or emotional support related to your abortion. Hablan Español.
Other services: meals, clinic escort, meals, transportation, lodging, information on safe clinic escort, abortion doulas.
In 2007, Mexico City became the exception in the country by decriminalizing abortion up to 12 weeks, making it the only place in Mexico and the second in Latin America where women can access legal abortion on demand.
The MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice was founded in 2009 as the abortion program of Balance, a progressive feminist Mexican organization that works at the national, regional and international global level transforming public policies and programs regarding sexual and reproductive rights.
The social and legal situation in Mexican states highlights the unequal access for women, according to their residence and economic situation. Experiencing an abortion in such a precarious and socially stigmatizing environment is an obstacle to the full exercise of the right to reproductive autonomy.
Our objective is to support women all over the country to face the social inequalities since welathy women can pay for private providers or travel to Mexico City or even just outside of the country to get safe abortion services while poor women are forced to risk their health and lives in unsafe abortions.
The MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice aims to contribute to the creation of a legal and social context throughout Mexico that allows, respects and promotes women’s right to choose an abortion as a legitimate outcome of an unwanted/non-viable pregnancy.
Since 2009, the MARIA Fund has supported more than 4,650 women from all over the country; it has trained 5 generations of abortion doulas to give accompaniment and 2 generations of local activists from outside Mexico City on positive messaging on abortion and sexual rights. It has also developed 3 communication strategies on social media to promote a social context that embraces abortion within the social justice and human rights approaches.
Since the Maria Fund is the only existing fund working in Mexico, they have an increasing number of funding requests year after year, They need all the support they can get!
Donating to the MARIA Fund means contributing to assuring we continue to respond to all support requests as well as warran access to safe abortion for all. All donations are valuable to help them keep doing their activities and are tax deductible in Mexico.
Click here to make an online contribution to the MARIA Fund.
The MARIA Fund is also in need of volunteers, so if you would like to donate your work or your professional expertise, email them for more information.