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February 19th, 2013

Abortion fund activists push for local and national funding reforms

Local abortion funds help women and girls pay for abortions they would otherwise not be able to afford--and they also work for fair laws that respect the lives and futures of all women. In just the past month, two abortion funds have fought for policy changes--and won! City and state efforts to restore Medicaid funding are taking root across the country, and abortion fund activists are instrumental in this push.

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Categories: economic justice, health care reform, New York Abortion Access Fund, unfair laws, Women's Medical Fund (Pennsylvania)

February 15th, 2013

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Feminist Drinking Club

Congratulations to the Feminist Drinking Club, this week's Bowl-a-Thon page of the week!

This entire team was nominated for "the nicknames and the mug shots, of course!"

The Feminist Drinking Club is bowling for Washington State's CAIR Project and has set an ambitious goal of raising $5,000 for abortion access -- that's going to go a long way to helping women in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Oregon, the area that this fund covers. Way to go, bowlers!

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, CAIR Project

February 14th, 2013

4th Annual National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon

Oh, yes: it's on! The 4th Annual National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon is just starting to heat up!

Every year in cities large and small from coast to coast people go balls out for abortion access -- and we know this year is going to be the best yet! Click this link for all the information: what, where, when and how to join us in this fantastic event -- it's a blast!

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , TakeAction

February 8th, 2013

Blizzard hitting Northeast may affect patients seeking help

ALERT: Due to the blizzard hitting the Northeast, thousands of flights to New York City and New England have been cancelled, and public transportation is shut down today in Boston.

Anyone living in or travelling to affected areas who has an appointment for an abortion today or tomorrow may need to reschedule and make new arrangements for childcare, travel, and time off work.

Please know that besides these logistical difficulties, delaying an abortion can mean an increase in costs, as well -- as little as a one week delay can mean an increase in price, and the George Tiller Memorial Fund may be able to help.

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Categories: Funds, George Tiller Memorial Fund

February 6th, 2013

We're hiring! New position: Operations and HR Director

We're excited to announce that we are expanding our capacity and are now hiring for a new position in our Boston office.

The Operations and HR Director is a new, senior-level position responsible for administration, finance, human resources, and oversight of the fundraising team and strategy implementation.

If you are passionate about reproductive justice and would like a job helping to ensure that all women and girls can get the abortions they need, we would love to meet you!

Click here to download a complete description.

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Categories: jobs

January 29th, 2013

"Stories like this are what inspire me to continue to do this work."

"I talked with a woman who had two children and had already gone to everyone she knew and had asked for everything that she could. She was faced with either not paying rent that month or having a child that she didn't feel that she could... " Tanisha Humphrey works at Advocates for Youth and volunteers with the DC Abortion Fund, where she sees the impact of the ban on Medicaid funding of abortion firsthand.

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!

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Categories: abortion restrictions, DC Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, Medicaid, TakeAction, unfair laws

January 27th, 2013

Melissa Harris-Perry Show features abortion funds activist Steph Herold

"We cannot forget the basic issue of access to abortion." Melissa Harris-Perry features New York Abortion Access Fund board member and funds activist Steph Herold on her Saturday morning show to continue the discussion of the reality of abortion rights in women's lives 40 years after Roe v. Wade. Watch the video here:

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, Medicaid, Melissa Harris-Perry Show, New York Abortion Access Fund, TakeAction, unfair laws

January 23rd, 2013

National Network of Abortion Funds Board member Karen Law of Pro-Choice Resources in new video

"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!

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, immigrants' rights, Medicaid, Pro-Choice Resources, TakeAction, unfair laws

January 22nd, 2013

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade: what are the challenges to abortion access?

 

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.

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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

January 16th, 2013

Abortion and reproductive justice activism in the post-Roe era

January's American Journal of Public Health features our own Marlene Gerber Fried, co-founder of the National Network of Abortion Funds, faculty director of Hampshire College's Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program, and current Network board member. Her article, "Reproductive Rights in the Post-Roe Era," chronicles the history of abortion rights activism since the passage of Roe v. Wade four decades ago.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, economic justice, Funds, TakeAction, unfair laws