Lilith Fund

March 30th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Mel B., with the first ever El Paso Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Mel B., bowling with Melba and the Toasters in the FIRST EVER El Paso Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon!

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the Bowl-a-Thon: this year, the Lilith Fund is going balls out and holding Bowl-a-Thon events in FIVE cities, including a collaborative event with the new West Fund in El Paso. El Paso is in far west Texas on the border of Mexico (its sister city across the border is Juárez, and according to Wikipedia the pair of cities make up the largest bilingual, binational work force in the Western hemisphere.)

But there are only two clinics in the entire city,  and those two clinics provide abortion care to women from two countries and most of west Texas. 

The Lilith Fund points out, "with the new regulations passed in 2013, both of those clinics stand to close by the end of this year.  El Paso and Juárez women deserve access to safe and available healthcare. We are excited to get our information out here in West Texas and raise funds to increase the number of women we can help!"

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Lilith Fund

March 22nd, 2014

Help EMA Fund make its match!

UPDATE as of 8:00 am Monday, March 24: In just 72 hours, the Eastern Massachusetts Fund raised $8,349 for abortion access--$5,000 of which will be matched for Texas' West Fund!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Thanks to a generous donor, the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund will match the first $5,000 donated between Friday, March 21 and Sunday, March 23 to the new West Fund in El Paso, Texas. That means when you donate any amount to any bowler (er, triathlete) or team with EMA Fund's 5th Annual Bowl-a-Thon, your donation will count twice: once for a caller to the EMA Fund, and once to someone in the literal desert of West Texas abortion access! Click here to get in on it!

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, Funds, Lilith Fund

March 22nd, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Anne Phillips, with EMA Fund's Lara Croft's Womb Raiders!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon Page of the Week WINNER Anne Phillips, with the Bowl-a-Thon--er, Triathlon*--Team Lara Croft's Womb Raiders, for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund!

Anne Phillips is in her 4th year as a volunteer board member with the EMA Fund, and she knows exactly what it feels like to talk to someone at the end of her rope, someone who has already exhausted every last resource, called in every last favor, looked in every last corner as the clock ticks down. It's tough work:

"For someone facing an unwanted pregnancy, every week counts. Prices go up $100-200 after certain cut-off weeks, and for someone who's $100 short and has no health insurance, our grant is critical."

It's tough work, but Lara Croft's Womb Raiders are ON IT.

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, Lilith Fund

March 21st, 2014

Tweeting for abortion access

When Abortion Support Network founder Mara Clarke offered a Bowl-a-Thon donation, bowlers hopped to it. Congratulations to all players AND to the winner!

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Categories: Abortion Support Network, Bowl-a-Thon , DC Abortion Fund, Funds, Lilith Fund, Network for Reproductive Options, New York Abortion Access Fund

March 12th, 2014

Don't mourn...organize!

As clinics are closing in Texas, abortion funds are responding as quickly as possible.

We're responding by organizing the Texas Practical Support Convening. Funds on the ground are responding by increasing their fundraising efforts (the Lilith Fund has Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon events in a record five cities this year, including the Rio Grande Valley!) And activists are responding by starting NEW abortion funds.

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Categories: economic justice, Fund Texas Women, Funds, Lilith Fund, Practical support, unfair laws

February 28th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Aspen, with the Lilith Fund's "FANGtastics"!

Congratulations to Aspen Webster, the first Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER of 2014!

Aspen won this week because she received LOTS OF NOMINATIONS. But she won us over with her compelling pitch. Kind of leaves a lump in your throat, right?

"As a Lilith Fund hotline caller, I talk to people every month who have to make tough decisions about their lives and their families.

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Lilith Fund

February 3rd, 2014

"We fund abortion": the 2014 Texas Practical Support Convening

Here’s another reason to be inspired by abortion fund activists: while Texas legislators are restricting access to abortion, abortion funds and other grassroots groups have been working harder than ever to help people get the care they want and need.

On January 17-19, 2014, the National Network of Abortion Funds hosted the Texas Practical Support Convening, bringing together clinics, abortion funds, practical support groups, abortion doulas, lawyers, and community organizers. The Convening was the result of months of planning set into action when Texas passed far-reaching restrictions in the summer of 2013 which have already resulted in clinic closures, leaving residents in some areas of the state with no options at all.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, Fund Texas Women, Funds, Lilith Fund, Practical support, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws

January 22nd, 2014

41 years after Roe v. Wade: What's the reality in Texas?

41 years after the Supreme Court affirmed the right to an abortion, what's the reality? National Network of Abortion Funds Executive Director Stephanie Poggi joined Texas abortion fund activists and abortion providers on Twitter to talk about what abortion access looks like on the ground in 2014:

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, Lilith Fund, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws

January 13th, 2014

Why do we need abortion funds? Online chat with Lilith Fund, January 15

In November, a federal district court ruled that the far-reaching abortion restrictions signed into law by Governor Perry in Texas last summer could go into effect. Clinics across the state closed overnight, and suddenly volunteer-run abortion funds were faced with an avalanche of new calls in addition to their existing caseloads. How have they been coping with the increased demand?

Join Lindsay Rodriguez, board chair of Texas-based Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, in an online chats hosted by activist Katie Klabusich this Wednesday, January 15th:

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, Funds, Lilith Fund, unfair laws

November 18th, 2013

Texas telethon tonight!

Update: Last night's telethon raised over $54,000 for Texas abortion funds! Thank you to the New York Abortion Access Fund and Lizz Winstead for all their work organizing this event and for standing in solidarity with Texas!

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Categories: abortion restrictions, Lilith Fund, Melissa Harris-Perry Show, New York Abortion Access Fund, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws