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July 11th, 2014

Spotlight on the New Orleans Abortion Fund

TIme to shine a spotlight on one of the many grassroots abortion funds working to change the world: the New Orleans Abortion Fund! This fund helps people who live on the Gulf Coast and is a founding member of the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, which fights unfair laws in their community (NOAF members seen here presenting thousands of petitions to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's office.)

As one of the newest abortion funds in the country nears the second anniversary of their founding, they face some tremendous challenges: at least three of the state's five clinics are likely to close in September, just as laws in the neighboring state of Texas force more clinics to go dark.

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Categories: Funds, New Orleans Abortion Fund, unfair laws

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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