NM Political Report: Spotlight on the Mariposa Fund

“Aranda said the volunteers with Mariposa Fund have worked with staff at abortion clinics in the state about how to ask patients about documentation status in a way that is “respectful and acknowledges their humanity.” She said, typically, a patient doesn’t disclose their documentation status right away to the clinic.

She said this effort has enabled Mariposa Fund to help more patients. In 2016 the fund aided 10 patients.

“Now we see 50 a year. That means 50 people who were able to access abortion despite their status,” she said.”

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