"I sold all my textbooks and still need $200. Now I’m worried about passing my classes and paying for my abortion."
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Selected media coverage: Abortion funds in the news and stories that illuminate the need for abortion funding
Media releases: Public statements by the Network
National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon: Posts about the biggest abortion funding event in the nation
11/22/2013 Bitch Magazine. "For the first time in a decade, say hello to a national bill to expand abortion rights," by Hannah Strom.
11/14/2013 RH Reality Check. "Advocates push to end federal abortion funding bans," by Emily Crockett. Includes quotes from NNAF board member and Pro-Choice Resources Executive Director Karen Law.
11/14/2013 RH Reality Check. "Why abortion funds are needed, even in pro-choice states," by Lauren Rankin, New Jersey Abortion Access Fund board member.
11/13/2013 RH Reality Check. "Playing offense: advocates seek legislation to protect, advance reproductive rights," by Jodi Jacobson.
11/13/2013 Revolución TresPuntoCero. "Fondo MARIA y la elección de abortar," by Alejandra Moreno (Spanish language piece on the MARIA Fund.)
11/11/2013 Abortion gang. "Same as it ever was: The incremental denial of abortion access in Texas," by Sarah Tuttle, Lilith Fund volunteer.
11/5/2013 Texas Observer. "With abortion clinics closing, 'People are really desparate now,'" by Carolyn Jones. Quotes the Texas Equal Access Fund, the Lilith Fund, and NNAF.
11/5/2013 The Nation. "Q&A: Texas passed a law restricting abortion rights--meet one of the women fighting back," by Jessica Valenti. Features Merritt Tierce of the Texas Equal Access Fund.
11/1/2013 ThinkProgress. "Abortion providers in Texas are canceling their patients' appointments: 'It is a sad and dark day'," by Tara Culp-Ressler. Quotes the Lilith Fund and Fund Texas Women.
10/20/2013 Feminist Wire. "Abortion funds: bridging the gap in reproductive health care where Texas and the Hyde Amendment won't," by the Lilith Fund's Amanda Williams.
10/4/2013 ThinkProgress. "Meet the activists fighting to restore low-income women's access to abortion," by Tara Culp-Ressler.
10/1/2013 Leo Weekly. "Access denied," by Joe Sonka. Quotes Kentucky Support Network.
9/30/2013 The Nation. "The end of abortion funding restrictions?" by Stephanie Poggi, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds.
9/30/2013 Talking Points Memo. "How to ditch Hyde anti-abortion law and win elections," by Jessica Arons and Eveline Shen.
9/26/2013 Washington Times. "Hyde abortion restrictions targeted," by Cheryl Wetzstein. With quotes from Stephanie Poggi, Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds, and several coalition partners.
9/12/2013 ZEEK. "Welcoming the (abortion-seeking) stranger: reflections for a season of renewal," by Suzanne Reisman, volunteer with the Haven Coalition.
9/11/2013 Choice USA. "Abortion Access Month: improving abortion access in 5 easy steps," by Diana Sencherey.
9/10/2013 BUST Magazine blog. "Get involved! September is Abortion Access Month! #Access13," by Katie Fustich.
9/5/2013 Feministing.com. "Mind the gap: September is Abortion Access Month," by NNAF board members Eesha Pandit and Verónica Bayetti Flores.
9/3/2013 Huffington Post. "Obamacare provokes 21 states into banning abortion coverage by private health insurers," by Jeffrey Young.
8/25/2013 L.A. Times. "Raising money to ensure women have access to abortions," by Marina Villeneuve. (Includes the Lilith Fund, Chicago Abortion Fund, the Hersey Abortion Access Fund, and the New York Abortion Access Fund.)
8/17/2013 WV Gazette. "Get the facts before suing over abortion," by Margaret Chapman Pomponio, WV FREE.
8/16/2013 ThinkProgress. "Low-income women often cannot get an abortion because it takes too long to save up the money for it," by Tara Culp-Ressler.
8/5/2013 The Nation. "How DC home rule will help low-income women seeking abortions," by Samantha Lachman. Includes quotes by Kate Vlach, on the board of the DC Abortion Fund.
7/23/2013 Irish Times. "Women from Ireland face 'enormous additional burdens' in going to UK for abortions," by Kitty Holland. Includes quotes by Mara Clarke of the Abortion Support Network.
7/19/2013 KUT News. "While Texas restricts abortion, Mexico braces for a boom," by Joy Diaz.
7/18/2013 xoJane. "I'm a case manager for my local abortion fund: here's what happens when you call for help," by Lindsey Wahowiak, DC Abortion Fund.
7/17/2013 RH Reality Check. "How Doulas and Abortion Funds Are Alike: Addressing Gaps in the Medical System, Without Judgment," by Miriam Pérez.
7/11/2013 Bloomberg News. "Texas threat to abortion clinics dodged at flea markets," by Esme E. Deprez.
7/2/2013 RH Reality Check. "Independence Day Rings Hollow for DC Women," by Kimberly Inez McGuire and Mari Schimmer.
7/2/2013 WV Gazette. "West Virginia Abortion Clinics Not Cooperating with Morrisey Review," by Eric Eyre. Includes quotes by Margaret Chapman Pomponio, Executive Director of WV FREE.
6/27/103 RH Reality Check. "One Lesson from Texas: Legal Abortion Means Nothing Without Access," by Eesha Pandit.
6/26/2013 Ebony. "Attack on Abortion Is an Attack on Women of Color," by France Francois.
6/11/2013. RH Reality Check. "'We Are Beatriz': Supporting Beatriz, and All the Women Like Her Around the Globe," by Jessica Gonzales-Rojas.
5/31/2013 PolicyMic. "Abortion Rights 2013: To Honor George Tiller's Legacy, Give to an Abortion Fund," by Amy McCarthy.
5/30/2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America, Blog for Choice. "The Cost of Abortion Care."
5/27/2013 Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Don't use Gosnell to inflame abortion debate," by Karen Law, National Network of Abortion Funds Board Member and Executive Director of Pro-Choice Resources, and Linnea House, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.
5/20/2013 The Atlantic: Cities. "The Economic Geography of America's Abortion Wars," by Richard Florida.
5/10/2013 Center for American Progress. "How the Hyde Amendment Discriminates Against Poor Women and Women of Color," by Jessica Arons and Lindsay Rosenthal.
5/8/2013 RH Reality Check. "Understanding Reproductive Justice: A Response to O'Brien," by Network founder and board member Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger, past Network board chair Toni Bond Leonard, and Jessica Danforth.
5/8/2013 ThinkProgress. "By the Numbers: Why Most U.S. Women Struggle to Afford Abortion," by Tara Culp-Ressler.
5/6/2013 ThinkProgress. "Birth Control Prices Are Higher In Some Low-Income Areas," by Bryce Covert.
5/3/2013 The Guardian. "Ireland's pro-choice activists risk prison with mass leafleting campaign," by Henry McDonald. Quotes Mara Clarke of the UK's Abortion Support Network.
5/3/2013 Raw Story. "Minnesota judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to eliminate public funding for abortion care," by Kay Steiger. Pro-Choice Resources was a defendant in a related case.
4/30/2013 ThinkProgress. "How State Lawmakers Are Working To Make Abortion Too Expensive For Low-Income Women," by Tara Culp-Ressler.
4/26/2013 Salon.com. "For raped Peace Corps volunteers, little choice," by Irin Carmon.
4/15/2013 The Atlantic. "If More Funding Went to Safe, Legal Abortions, Would Kermit Gosnell Have Happened?" by Jeff Deeney.
4/10/2013 ThinkProgress. "The President's New Budget Is a Small Step Forward in Restoring Women's Abortion Rights," by Jessica Arons.
4/5/2013 Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. "New York, Washington State Consider Bucking Trend on Abortion Laws," by David Masci.
4/4/2013 WBUR CommonHealth. "Cambridge Backs Abortion Rights, and the Feds Should Too," by Diane Roseman and Megan Smith of the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund.
4/3/2013 RH Reality Check. "It's Time to Take Back the Conversation on Reproductive Health," by Susan Schewel, director of the Women's Medical Fund, and Megan Smith, Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund volunteer.
3/28/2013 Feminist Ire. "The Logistics of Arranging Abortions," by Stephanie Lord.
3/18/2013 Women's e-News. "Health Reform Puts Abortion Coverage on the Run," by Sharon Johnson.
2/26/2013 RH Reality Check. "Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Care Elusive Even in States Where It Is Legal," by Steph Herold, a board member of the New York Abortion Access Fund.
2/15/2013 Philadelphia Weekly. "Philly Passes Resolution Calling for Reproductive Healthcare Funding," by Tara Murtha. Features the Women's Medical Fund.
2/13/2013 RH Reality Check. "From the Ground Up: Restoring Insurance Coverage for Abortion Care," by Tara Sweeney and Kelly Baden.
1/31/2013 Huffington Post. "Hyde Restrictions Would Make Obama Budget Immoral," by Harry Knox, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
1/30/2013 D.C. Abortion Fund. "Roe at 40: Our RJ, Ourselves," by Danielle Geong.
1/30/2013 The Nation. "Demanding Women," by Laura Flanders.
1/29/2013 RH Reality Check. "In New York City, Medicaid Coverage of Abortion Doesn't Cut It," by Alison Turkos, New York Abortion Access Fund board member.
1/28/2013 RH Reality Check. "Remembering Those Still Waiting for the Promise of Roe," by Miriam Pérez.
1/28/2013 Al Jazeera Stream: "Roe v. Wade, 40 years later," with National Network of Abortion Funds board member Shanelle Matthews.
1/25/2013 Truthout. "The Right's Attack on Roe v. Wade at 40: the Hyde and Helms Legacy," by Malike Redmond.
1/22/2013 Ebony. "Roe v. Wade at 40: What Keeps Black Women from Going Public with Our Stories?" by Dani McClain, featuring the Chicago Abortion Fund.
1/22/2013 Colorlines. "Five Things I Learned About Abortion by Checking My Assumptions at the Door," by Samara Azam-Yu, Executive Director of ACCESS Women's Health Justice.
1/22/2013 RH Reality Check. "With Helms and Hyde, No Roe Anniversary for Low-Income Women," by Carey Pope.
1/22/2013 The Religious Left. "Legacies of Justice: Roe v. Wade and MLK," by Rev. Darcy Baxter.
1/22/2013 The Nation. "Roe at 40: The Economic Divide That Denies Low-Income Women Their Right to an Abortion," by Bryce Covert.
1/21/2013 In These Times. "Why Abortion Is a Labor Issue," by Linda Gordon.
1/18/2013 U.S. News and World Report. "40 Years After Roe v. Wade, We Still Fall Far Short of Reproductive Justice," by Terry O'Neill.
1/18/2013 The Nation. "Defending 'Roe' at 40," by Peter Rothberg.
Laura Tatham, Paradigm Shift, May 15, 2013: Bowled over "I was overwhelmed by the amazing response from all my friends and family members after I initially sent out my 'give me money to fund abortions, please!' email..."
Opinioness of the World, April 25, 2013: Why I raise money for abortion funds, and why I hope you'll donate to my team today "I know what it’s like to go hungry because you’ve already spent your entire paycheck on bills..."
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Standing in the Shadows, April 19, 2012: Accidents & bowling "So, you have to love a nine-year old who says, 'Abortion rights? I’m for those, obviously.'"
Avital Norman Nathman, The Mamafesto, April 16, 2012: ...and then we bowled "All day long, as we ran a variety of errands, EZ kept telling folks that 'I’m going bowling later! I’m raising money so people can see a doctor!'"
Katha Pollitt, The Nation, April 9, 2012: Dear Pro-Choice Women of Means "The last time I went bowling was on a blind date in college. Believe me, I would not be humiliating myself in this fashion if I didn’t have to...."
Ann Santori, Halfway to a Midlife Crisis, April 7, 2012: Going balls out! "Because I can’t resist an excuse to make a fool of myself for a good cause..."
Sara Slater, Walk for Choice, Seattle Chapter, April 2, 2012: My story "I was 16 years old and realized I couldn't remember my last period..."
Avital Norman Nathman, The Mamafesto, March 26. 2012: Knock 'em down "I’m furious that my son might grow up in a country that allows its government to dictate what happens to a woman’s body (and how that translates to how society views women in general)..."
Sin City Siren, March 21, 2012: Let's go bowling! "You could be the one who helps create a second chance for a promising 14-year-old girl..."
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Standing in the Shadows, March 6, 2012: In another's shoes "Having spent some of my twenties as an abortion counselor, I really do believe that the whole walk a mile in my shoes thing is at the crux of a shift we need to make about women’s agency over our bodies, from abortion to contraception ..."
Julie, Golden Coat Hanger, April 20, 2011: Abortion access saves lives "They could be anyone, co-workers, friends, sisters, mothers, daughters, girlfriends, yourself. It doesn’t have to be this way. Class should never be a cause of death."
Opinioness of the World, May 6, 2011: Bowling for dollars "So what do bowling and abortion have in common, you ask?"
Sin City Siren, April 12, 2011: National Abortion Funds Bowl-a-Thon 2011 "Sometimes it feels dangerous to have a uterus in America..."
Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon, April 11, 2011: Chooooooiiiiiiiiiice "New York Abortion Access Fund is a busy one, because many women who live in areas where anti-choice legislation and anti-choice harassment and terrorism have made access hard come to New York to get abortions..."
Stacey Burns, Abortioneers, March 28, 2011: Just go balls out, already! "I've answered the phones at my local abortion fund hotline and I've heard the resignation in women's voices when the most we can pledge just isn't going to be quite enough..."
Maya Dusenbery, Feministing, March 8, 2011: Human rights, privilege, and why I bowl for abortion access "The right to choose without federal funding for abortion is like the right to an education without a public school system. It’s a mean joke...."
Alex Vesey, Feminist Music Geek, March 4, 2011: We interrupt the feminist music geekery to talk about protecting abortion rights "It’s not a game. It’s about livelihood. I’m willing to do many things, including bowl for it..."
Katha Pollitt, The Nation, April 15, 2010: Help the National Network of Abortion Funds! "Thank heavens for the National Network of Abortion Funds, which helps low-income women pay for their abortion care all over the country..."
Sin City Siren, April 15, 2010: Why Access Is the Name of the Game "If you were a teenage girl in Wasilla who found herself with an unwanted pregnancy … well you might have just been shit outa luck. Fortunately, that was never me. But I knew some girls..."
Abortioneers, April 14, 2010: Bowling for Abortion Access "She's you. She's me. She's your friend. She's your sister. She's your co-worker..."
Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon, April 14, 2010: Gloating and fund-raising "Abortion funds want to help as many women as they can, but there’s simply not enough money to go around."
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Standing in the Shadows, April 14, 2010: Blogging & (Virtually) Bowling for Abortion Access "Here’s a story: a woman came in and she was nearly five months pregnant. She had not known she was pregnant..."
Erin Kate Ryan, RH Reality Check, April 13, 2010: How much is your future worth? "In three and a half years, I’ve talked to a couple hundred women and girls who’ve called the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund..."