Brownsville, Texas, Jun 28, 2019 / 02:02 am
Reports of children with matted hair, inadequate sleep and no access to showers or clean clothes. A published photo of a father and his toddler daughter who drowned trying to reach the United States. Media reports in the last week painted a bleak picture of the unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border, worsened by overcrowding and underfunding.
The crisis spurred New Wave Feminists, a secular pro-life group, to take action in collaboration with And Then There Were None (ATTWN), a support group for former abortion clinic workers.
In just three days, New Wave Feminists has collected more than $16,900 in monetary donations, while ATTWN has collected more than $12,800 worth of donated goods through a wish list registry on Amazon - so many toiletries, diapers, and other basic items that the group is renting a U-Haul truck to deliver their donations.
"The thing we keep hearing is, 'Oh, pro-lifers don't care about life outside the womb. Where are they at the border?'" Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa, founder of New Wave Feminists, told CNA.