May 30th, 2012
"Abortion is about women's hopes and dreams. Abortion is a matter of survival for women." - George Tiller, M.D., 1941-2009
Thursday, May 31st is the third anniversary of Dr. George Tiller’s murder in Wichita, Kansas. It is a somber day, a day of reflection. Dr. Tiller risked his life for women because he knew that it’s not just about abortion.
It's about self-detemination.
It's about treating women with dignity.
It's about control over our own bodies.
These should not be privileges. Every woman deserves the opportunity to determine the path of her own life, and no woman is less deserving of that simply because she has less money.
September 7th, 2011
Jennie Linn McCormack is a mother of three living on less than $250 a month in southeastern Idaho, hundreds of miles from the nearest abortion provider. Arrested for terminating a pregnancy with pills she bought online last year, now she's fighting back: she has filed a lawsuit saying that Idaho's 1972 law against self-induced abortion discriminates against low-income women who are left with no other options.
January 25th, 2011
Last week an unlicensed practitioner performing abortions in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with the murder of seven infants and one woman who died in his custody.
As details come to light, we at the National Network of Abortion Funds are horrified at the news, and I wanted to let you know where we stand on this situation.
December 22nd, 2010
Thank you to RH Reality Check for putting together one of the best end-of-year lists out there--it's not a contest, but an arena for some well-deserved recognition and love for many of 2010's most passionate and righteous activists who work hard every day to create real change and "promote sexual and reproductive justice, environmental justice, women's human rights and the rights of LGBT persons."
December 2nd, 2010
A Women's Medical Fund Special Forum: Abortion and Mental Health: Facts & Myths
November 10th, 2010
[Photo: The Chicago Abortion Fund poses with Dr. Carhart during their trip to defend his clinic.]
Dr. Carhart refuses to allow a new restrictive law in Nebraska to stop him from serving women.
In late October, a new Nebraska law took effect which bans abortion after 20 weeks. As a result, Dr. Carhart will be opening two new clinics in Iowa and Maryland and will expand an exisiting clinic in Indiana.
"Get out while you can" assumes that people 1) have the resources for mobility and 2) want to leave their homes, families, jobs...
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RT @DrJaneChi: Too bad abt that whole #poverty thing. RT @Salon Attn, pregnant women: Get out of Mississippi while you still can! http://t.…
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From the Ground Up: Working Locally to Restore Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care [WEBINAR] 6/5/13 http://t.co/ZLDqPbbiWN
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