September 5th, 2013
By National Network of Abortion Fund board members Eesha Pandit and Verónica Bayetti Flores. Cross-posted from Feministing.
What does it really take to get an abortion in America?
September is Abortion Access Month, and an important time to think about this question. As it turns out, it takes quite a bit to get an abortion in this country, and as states across the nation pile on waiting periods, ultrasound requirements, bans, and other barriers, accessing safe and legal abortion care is becoming more difficult by the day. One of the biggest hurdles for folks seeking abortion care is the fact that, for many, it is quite simply unaffordable. Who are the folks that cannot afford abortion care?
March 7th, 2013
On March 7, 2013 we joined the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Rights, Forward Together, Ipas, SisterSong, and several abortion funds in an online chat to talk about the impact of abortion funding restrictions on rural women, women in poverty and women of color--both in the United States and, via the Helms Amendment, well beyond our borders. Check out the slide show for some highlights of our discussion!
Categories: abortion restrictions, Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, immigrants' rights, International Funds, Medicaid, New York Abortion Access Fund, unfair laws
January 23rd, 2013
"She shouldn't have to decide between paying her rent, housing her family, and having an abortion..." National Network of Abortion Funds Board Member Karen Law of Pro-Choice Resources, featured in a new video that urges President Obama and Congress to lift the ban on Medicaid funding of abortion.
Watch the video here, and then sign this letter to President Obama asking him to present a clean budget to Congress this year, free of abortion funding restrictions!
January 22nd, 2013
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, activists took part in an online discussion about the reality of abortion access. Click here to read some of the highlights from abortion funds and other reproductive justice activists.
Categories: Abortion Support Network, Chicago Abortion Fund, DC Abortion Fund, Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, immigrants' rights, Lilith Fund, Medicaid, New York Abortion Access Fund, TakeAction, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws
November 7th, 2012
Across the country voters spoke loud and clear this week: President Obama ran on a platform strongly supporting the right to abortion regardless of the ability to pay, and he won resoundingly.
Women won. By enormous margins, women delivered that victory.
June 20th, 2012
We stand in solidarity with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and a broad coalition of reproductive health and immigrants' rights groups in opposing the punitive Aderholt Amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
The Aderholt Amendment duplicates and builds on the Hyde Amendment by banning federal funding of abortion for women in immigration detention centers, effectively taking away any option to end a pregnancy -- despite high rates of sexual assault and abuse in detention facilities. A cruel measure, this provision singles out and targets immigrant women at their most vulnerable. The House of Representatives passed this bill earlier this month but the Senate Appropriations Committee still has not passed it.
Speak out against this unfair and unnecessary restriction! Click here to contact the Senate Appropriations Committee and urge them to support a DHS Appropriations bill with NO added restrictions on women's health care!
September 26th, 2011
Marlene Gerber Fried, founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds, looks back at 35 years of the Hyde Amendment. What have we learned? Where do we go from here? (Cross-posted at RH Reality Check.)
August 2nd, 2011
We are proud to co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice.
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health notes that: