Lilith Fund

April 21st, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Rachel for the Lilith Fund!

Our page of the Week is ANOTHER TEXAN, this one nominated by multiple people. Rachel is bowling for Bidi Bidi Bowlathon in Houston. She was nominated for her enthusiasm online, and for bringing dozens of new supporters to abortion funds. People are noticing your great work, Rachel! And the gif game is great, too. Send Rachel some love, and some money, and help her finish her Bowlathon strong! 

To check out past winners and nominate a page of the week, click here. Every week we will showcase a new winner!

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

April 14th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Amanda W for the Lilith Fund!

Our page of the week is Amanda W, bowling for the first time in Austin for the Lilith Fund! Amanda has been holding it down in Houston, and her page still shows that H-Town love with none other than the Queen Bey. Amanda's captaining the Bey Hive or Be Gone team, and reminds us all who runs the world around here. Show her some love here

To check out past winners and nominate a page of the week, click here. Every week we will showcase a new winner!

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

March 17th, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way for Lilith Fund - Rio Grande Valley!

This week, we're celebrating Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way, bowling for the Lilith Fund in the Rio Grande Valley! Cervixei is the alter-ego of a South Texan clinic escort, fundraiser, educator, and all around reproductive justice superstar.

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

March 3rd, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Left Sharks for Reproductive Justice for the Lilith Fund!

Congratulations to the Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week winners, Left Sharks for Reproductive Justice, bowling with the Lilith Fund

The Left Sharks were nominated for gif-fing their way to abortion funding because "It's sharks, come on." The Left Sharks are bowling in Houston with one of Lilith Fund's 5 events. Like they say, "if you mess with Texas, you get the sharks." 

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

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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Categories: abortion restrictions, All Above All, Carolina Abortion Fund, Fund Texas Choice, Funds, Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network, Hyde Amendment, Kentucky Support Network , Lilith Fund, Medication abortion, Misoprostol, New Orleans Abortion Fund, Practical support, TakeAction, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws

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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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