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September 16th, 2011
Award-winning artist Heather Keith Freeman does art as advocacy for a number of causes, but is especially dedicated to helping ensure that all women can live their lives with dignity.
The proprietor of Fire Sea Studios (motto: "Art Can Change the World"), Ms. Freeman has pledged fifty percent of the ongoing profits from prints of her powerful work, "Not Yours," shown below, to benefit the National Network of Abortion Funds:
September 16th, 2011
Thank you to all who took action this week and called your Senators! The Senate Appropriations Committee met on Thursday, September 15th and passed the District of Columbia spending bill without any additional riders or bans on spending local funds on abortion.
September 13th, 2011
This April, the House of Representatives balanced the budget on the backs of low-income women in a last-minute backroom deal that abruptly stripped the District of Columbia's ability to use local funds to pay for abortions for poor women. This outrageous new abortion ban overruled the authority of DC's own elected officials, denying Medicaid-eligible women vital reproductive health care and gambling with their lives.
Now the Senate Appropriations Committee is preparing to extend this dangerous ban in the 2012 appropriations bill.
Don't let it happen again!
September 12th, 2011
Send in your entry by September 22 to be part of this grassroots community art project!
September 7th, 2011
Jennie Linn McCormack is a mother of three living on less than $250 a month in southeastern Idaho, hundreds of miles from the nearest abortion provider. Arrested for terminating a pregnancy with pills she bought online last year, now she's fighting back: she has filed a lawsuit saying that Idaho's 1972 law against self-induced abortion discriminates against low-income women who are left with no other options.
August 24th, 2011
According to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute, unintended pregnancy rates have fallen overall in the United States – but they have risen dramatically among poor women, showing the need for better health care policies.
Between 1994 and 2006, the rate of unintended pregnancy among women with incomes below the federal poverty line increased by 50%.
By contrast, wealthier women – those with incomes at or above 200% of the poverty line – experienced a 29% decrease in unintended pregnancy.
Putting these two trends together, it is no wonder that poor women have higher rates of abortion and unplanned births than women who are better off financially.
August 23rd, 2011
"I know what impact this decision will have on Austin women." ~ Shailey Gupta-Brietzke, Board Member of Texas' Lilith Fund
Cross-posted from Hay Ladies
August 11th, 2011
For many, not even low income women, the thought of coming up with $500 next week is daunting.
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:
July 6th, 2011
Nicole Goss speaks out against the racist billboards that have cropped up in Chicago. Click on the image to watch the news clip in a new window.
Recently, CUNY TV's Independent Sources went to Chicago to talk with reproductive justice leaders from the Chicago Abortion Fund about the community response to the racist, antichoice billboards targeting predominately black and low-income neighborhoods on the South side of Chicago: