Abortion worries heightened for unauthorized immigrants
After the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade,
Some states have implemented near to total abortion bans.
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) reported a rise in women calling from out-of-state, many Spanish speaking immigrants, concerned about how their immigration status could impact their ability to access abortions.
The different state laws regarding abortion create barriers for immigrant women. Immigrant women now face extra barriers while seeking abortions due to limited English proficiency and immigration status, which may completely bar some from crossing state lines.
Due to limited English proficiency and undocumented status, immigrants may be hindered or completely barred from traveling to access abortions.