Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
February 24th, 2015
Vanessa was nominated for her work orgniazing in Richmond. She works on racial justice and intersectional issues, she just graduated medical school, she's studying for her OB/GYN residency, and her teammates say she's constantly texting them to remind them it's Bowl-a-Thon season. "Please recognize this human being as the bad ass she is. Seriously, this woman does not give up." Sounds like a bad ass to us, too!
April 11th, 2014
Tana's story is incredibly powerful and moving.
She starts by saying, "I'm bowling for abortion access because abortion funds helped me when I needed an abortion, and I want to make sure that everyone has access to the same options I did."
And from there, the details are wrenching.
Abortion fund volunteers know her dilemma well: because of her high-risk pregnancy and condition, Tana's doctor strongly advised her to seek an abortion. But because her pregnancy had progressed past 12 weeks, her insurance would not cover an abortion unless she was hemorrhaging heavily.
A mother of three, Tana could not believe what she was hearing:
"In other words, they could not help unless I was literally dying right there and then."