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Subsidy for the Legal Interruption of Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Health Emergency Azcapo Accompanies You (Subsidio para la Interrupción Legal del Embarazo Durante la Emergencia Sanitaria por COVID 19 Azcapo te Acompaña)

Date Enacted: September 2020
Country: Mexico

This measure, put into place in the Azcapotzalco municipality of Mexico City, provides for the allocation of resources to “subsidize the cost of legal interruptions of pregnancy” including through medication and “manual vacuum aspiration with analgesic” for procedures performed at the Marie Stopes México A.C. Foundation. This support aims to “address one of the secondary effects derived from the home confinement implemented with the purpose of controlling, mitigating and preventing the spread of SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), such as unplanned or unwanted pregnancies” and to “contribute, with the Government of Mexico City, to offering sexual and reproductive health services as essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.”