Bacquerette woke up early to begin the two hour walk toward the eastern coast of Madagascar. "Life is hard" she says, as she arrives at the mobile outreach site where she will receive a long-acting contraceptive method. It might be her last chance to access contraception before Marie Stopes Madagascar scales back its services due to funding gaps created by the Mexico City Policy.
NPR reports from what will be one of the hardest-hit countries by the Mexico City Policy, Madagascar.
In the piece, Marie Stopes Madagascar Country Director Lalaina Razafinasoa estimates that hundreds of thousands of women will lose access to contraception if the program can't find support from other donors. Trust will be broken and post-abortion care will be unavailable to women who pursue unsafe methods to end their pregnancies.
“It will be a disaster," says Razafinasoa.