DC Abortion Fund

March 21st, 2014

Tweeting for abortion access

When Abortion Support Network founder Mara Clarke offered a Bowl-a-Thon donation, bowlers hopped to it. Congratulations to all players AND to the winner!

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Categories: Abortion Support Network, Bowl-a-Thon , DC Abortion Fund, Funds, Lilith Fund, Network for Reproductive Options, New York Abortion Access Fund

October 1st, 2013

#Hyde37

On the 37th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, National Network of Abortion Funds' Executive Director Stephanie Poggi joined local abortion funds on Twitter to discuss the impact of nearly four decades of a ban on Medicaid funding of abortion and to look towards a future without the Hyde Amendment.

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Categories: Abortion Access Month, abortion restrictions, Carolina Abortion Fund, DC Abortion Fund, Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, health care reform, Hyde Amendment, Lilith Fund, Medicaid, New York Abortion Access Fund, Pro-Choice Resources, TakeAction, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws

July 3rd, 2013

Letter to Congress: DC's local government should decide local laws

The National Network of Abortion Funds joins a diverse coalition of 52 organizations representing advocates for low-income women and women of color, youth communities, people of faith, health care providers, and voting rights advocates to defend District of Columbia's budget autonomy and lift the ban on Medicaid abortion coverage in DC.

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

April 10th, 2013

Relief and disappointment

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.

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

March 15th, 2013

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Val, with "Chalk It Up for Choice"!

Congratulations to Val, this week's Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week winner!

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.

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, DC Abortion Fund

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 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

March 22nd, 2012

Guess who's bowling for abortion access?

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:

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Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , DC Abortion Fund, Lilith Fund, New York Abortion Access Fund, unfair laws

November 18th, 2011

D.C. leaders to Rep. Issa: "Thanks, but no thanks."

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.

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Categories: DC Abortion Fund, Funds, unfair laws

September 16th, 2011

Good News! Senate Committee passes budget without ban on DC abortion funding

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.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, DC Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, unfair laws