I’ve always admired the Catholic work done from the Mexican border and south. At least the work I know of. This was the world of Pope Francis. Now at least one priest is handing out contraception to women making the dangerous crossing from Mexico into the U. S. He does this because these women raped frequently.
When people set out determined to cross into the U. S. illegally from Mexico or the countries south of it, I’ve wondered how they know, or, why they think they will be successful. The link explains information is passed around among families. Thousands of people have gone north and sent information back. Thousands of others have not make it and there information about that.
Since criminals lurk around this activity and there is lots of money involved honest expediters can be taken over by bad people.
That is why the priest passes out birth control pills. He knows that to criminals women in route are a commodity to be bought and sold. He knows full well that his church forbids birth control use. As he says, birth control is making the best of a bad situation.
That may also be why over 90% of Catholics in the U. S. use artificial birth control even though it is banned by their church. Both Catholic women at the border and those thousands of mile away share something.
Their circumstances are different but they both desire to choose their times of pregnancy.