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Latest News from the National Network of Abortion Funds: Feed

July 3rd, 2014

"We [Are Still Not] the People"

Statement by Stephanie Poggi, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds

Who counts as a human being? Who deserves freedom to exercise basic rights? Whose “burden” matters?

At the National Network of Abortion Funds, we know how we answer these questions. Our work is to stand up for the humanity of women and girls seeking abortion care, and for all marginalized people. The Supreme Court gave us a starkly different answer over the past week, demonstrating indifference most particularly to the rights and dignity of low-income women and women of color. In three major rulings – 
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, McCullen v. Coakley and Harris v. Quinn – the Court reaffirmed a worldview in which the experiences of women are barely considered.

In the Hobby Lobby case, the 5-4 majority ruled there is no contest between the beliefs of religious corporations and their relatively low-wage women employees when it comes to contraception. The religious private employer who doesn’t want to be “implicated” in his employee’s reproductive health care has the right to deny her family planning. Her own views, whether religious or otherwise, are beside the point. This refusal of coverage will mostly affect women struggling to make ends meet who cannot afford the cost of many forms of contraception. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in her dissent, "It bears note in this regard that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month's full-time pay for workers earning the minimum wage." At NNAF, we see every day how denying coverage is the same as denying a right altogether. Many poor women are unable to use contraception consistently precisely because they can’t afford the high price. This is also the case with abortion access denied through the Hyde Amendment ban on coverage, which means that every year at least 1 in 4 women enrolled in Medicaid who would have an abortion are unable to carry out their decision.

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June 12th, 2014

Southern abortion funds mobilize

In response to drastic limits on abortion access resulting from last summer's disastrous bills in Texas, abortion funds on the ground mobilized immediately. This ongoing crisis has actually produced new abortion funds, including practical support networks that help with travel, shelter, and other logistics. We have been working closely with people in affected areas to help these emerging funds coordinate efforts, and we've offered assistance in multiple ways so that as clinics close, barriers multiply, and expenses increase far beyond what is feasible, volunteers and agencies are prepared to direct women to resources.

But even as abortion fund activists work to meet the needs of women traveling ever farther distances to get an abortion in Texas, a wave of copycat restrictions is rolling over neighboring states, threatening to close most of the few remaining clinics in neighboring states.

This is why we've been working with activists in these states — with the New Orleans Abortion Fund, with the Georgia Reproductive Access Network, the Carolina Abortion Fund, the Kentucky Support Network, with emerging funds in Mississippi and Alabama — to bolster their efforts and strengthen a network of access across a broad swath of the American south.

And now we need your help.

We are recruiting activists who have an interest in learning more about starting a fund, with a renewed focus on South Carolina, Arkansas, and Alabama.

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