DC Abortion Fund
April 10th, 2013
President Obama unveiled his 2014 budget this morning. We commend the President for striking restrictions on D.C. funding of abortion for low-income women in his budget and for moving to lessen some of the restrictions on coverage for women in the Peace Corps. However, we join many other groups in the women’s health and rights community in our disappointment that he did not take a critical step toward lifting the current Medicaid coverage ban. President Obama could have taken this historic opportunity at the dawn of his second term in office to present a clean budget to Congress; he did not.
March 15th, 2013
Val knows her audience. She unabashedly manipulates our tribal instincts, pitting cat people and dog people against one another in her zeal for getting more donations for the DC Abortion Fund, and as of this date is a third of her way to her goal.
January 29th, 2013
"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!
January 22nd, 2013
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.
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
March 22nd, 2012
None other than renowned author Katha Pollitt, who explains why she's breaking out the rental shoes and lays out six reasons why donors should be giving to their local abortion funds and to the National Network of Abortion Funds in the April 9, 2012 edition of The Nation:
November 18th, 2011
In an act of principled solidarity, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and City Council Chair Kwame R. Browne rejected a proposal from Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) this week that would have given the city autonomy over its own budget — with a catch: the District would be permanently forbidden from spending its own taxpayer funds on abortion.
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.
April 19th, 2011
As leaders working to champion the agency and leadership of young people and as social justice organizations committed to erasing health inequities and championing the reproductive rights of women who are working hard to provide for their families, the undersigned organizations are deeply troubled by the FY2011 budget that passed in the House and the Senate.
December 15th, 2010
Congratulations to the DC Abortion Fund on the huge success of their Winter Holiday Party, "Peace, Joy and Choice"!
December 2nd, 2010
The DC Abortion Fund has released its 2010 annual report. A quick look: the fund received over 1700 requests for assistance, nearly twice the 900 requests it received in 2009. The DC Abortion Fund also gave women an average of $149 each to help them pay for abortions they couldn't otherwise get.
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