Feminist collectives presented a remote control robot from Mexico City, where the abortion it is legal, to supply medicines to women who want to abort in those states where it is penalized.

The robot is operated from Mexico City, where the Penal Code allows an abortion at will. Being the person who delivers the medicine does not violate the law. It is handled in a context where it is legal“Jennifer González, a member of one of the groups, said at a press conference.

The apparatus, baptized as RAborta and presented at a press conference at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in the capital, is a small device with wheels and a built-in camera, which can be remotely controlled via mobile phone and dispenses mifepristone pills.

The woman who wants to have an abortion must contact one of these 85 feminist associations through social networks, which have the advice of a medical specialist, who prescribes the drug from the Mexican capital.

The initiative, which started on Tuesday with nine services, covers 11 states: Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora, Sinaloa, Guanajuato, State of Mexico, Chiapas, Morelos, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León.

Several of the robots are already in different regions, but these are remotely controlled from the capital to avoid problems with the authorities.

These associations also offer psychological and legal support to women who want to have an abortion in these regions..

We have to resort to this technology so that women have access; It is a matter of social injustice because from Mexico City you have to operate to deliver the medicine”, Expressed Bárbara Pérez.

On the eve, Global Day of Action for a Legal and Safe Abortion, the Mexican capital experienced moments of tension during a women’s march through the center of the city that clashed with police and tried to tear down the fences of the National Palace, so they were repelled with irritating gases.

Of the 32 Mexican states, only Mexico City, Oaxaca, Hidalgo and Veracruz have legalized abortion up to 12 weeks of gestation regardless of the cause..

In the rest of the country it is allowed for rape and some states have causes for viability of the fetus, health of the mother and extreme poverty.

But Three weeks ago the Supreme Court of Justice declared the criminalization of abortion in the state of Coahuila unconstitutional, which sets a historic precedent for the courts of the rest of the country.

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