Story No. 470: Mariposa Fund from New Mexico

Thank you to the Mariposa Fund for participating in Voices of Courage as a part of #RJDay4Immigrants, which took place on April 25, 2018. We stand with health care providers, advocates, and clinics working to ensure all people have access to comprehensive reproductive health care regardless of their immigration status.

We help fund undocumented patients seeking abortion care in Albuquerque, NM. Our abortion fund was born out of directly witnessing the lack of access for undocumented people to abortion care. We as abortion providers regularly interact with patients who face extraordinary financial challenges and travel across borders and checkpoints when seeking abortion services.

The Mariposa Fund understands that the challenges faced by undocumented folks seeking abortion services arise from structural inequality including racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Therefore, we are committed to organizing to bridge the financial gap our patients face.