Natalie St. Clair described herself as an “abortion travel agent.”
The 24-year-old Texas woman works for the Fund Texas Choice, an organization that provides financial and travel assistance to help women get abortions, according to The Sun.
“We are here to make sure they can get the abortion if they want the abortion, and to help them get through each of those steps,” she said.
St. Clair said the process to get an abortion in Texas is “totally overwhelming.” She blamed a former Texas law that required abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards for making it so difficult. A number of abortion facilities closed in Texas because they could not or would not meet the basic health and safety requirements of the law.
However, in June 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the law, saying it was unconstitutional because it reduced women’s access to abortion. Despite the decision, many of the abortion facilities in Texas remain closed.
St. Clair said she helps women find abortion clinics and make travel arrangements for their abortions. Last year, she helped women to plan more than 300 abortion trips, at an average cost of $500 per trip.
“Some people call us having no idea where they can get an abortion,” she told Refinery 29. “A lot of times, someone has an appointment in a town that is not the closest one to them. We’ll say, ‘Actually there’s one that’s 200 miles closer. You’ll have to travel way less and it will be a lot easier.’ Once they’ve made their appointment, we book the travel.”
She also mentioned that her group helps young girls get abortions without their parents’ permission or knowledge. When young girls call, she said her group also offers to help pay for their travel and abortion.
“We work with Jane’s Due Process, which is a group that gets minors in Texas judicial bypass so they can get their abortion [without a parent’s permission],” she said.
She also said their client numbers tripled between 2014 and 2016.
“I never want somebody getting an abortion and then sleeping in their car afterwards,” she said. “That’s not okay. And that’s a huge risk to safety and health overall.”
St Clair claims to be helping desperate women get abortions who otherwise may have given up – meaning they probably would have given birth to their unborn babies instead. But her “help” is providing women with money to destroy the lives of their unborn babies. Instead, she could be using that money to do good, to support both woman and child.