Latest News from the National Network of Abortion Funds: Feed

November 18th, 2015

Now Hiring: Program Director

The Program Director will share responsibility for internal culture and overall success and direction of organization, while overseeing national, state, and local capacity building and movement-building strategies, programs, staff, budget, and outcomes. They will serve on NNAF’s leadership team with Executive Director, Communications Director, Development Director, and Operations Director.

Read more, and apply, here [pdf].

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Categories: jobs

November 18th, 2015

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Whole Women's Health v. Cole

On Friday, November 13th, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will review the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole and decide the fate of HB 2, Texas’ omnibus abortion bill that passed in 2013.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, unfair laws

November 17th, 2015

Texas Abortion Funds Unanimously Stand With Whole Women's Health

Our Texas Abortion Funds have released the following joint statement in regards to the Supreme Court hearing Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, the most critical abortion case to reach the Court in decades. After the statement, you'll find links to help the organizations on the front lines of the battle to close Texas abortion clinics:

We are pleased that the Supreme Court has chosen to hear the case against House Bill 2. This law has already done immeasurable damage to abortion access in the state of Texas. As the groups doing work on the ground to connect people to funding and practical support, we've seen the devastating effects of clinic closures. We've received calls from people who didn't have gas money to travel from Lubbock or Midland to the nearest provider hundreds of miles away. We've seen procedures become more expensive as wait times at remaining clinics push abortions later into pregnancy.

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Categories: abortion providers, Fund Texas Choice, Funds, Lilith Fund, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws, West Fund

October 28th, 2015

Now Hiring: Southern Funds Coordinator

As NNAF’s Southern Funds Coordinator, you will strengthen state and regional networks of abortion funds and allies working to improve access to abortion in the South. Transportation, childcare, and housing are just a few of the barriers to obtaining an abortion, in addition to the costs of the procedure itself. Poor people, people of color, immigrant people, and young people are disproportionately affected by clinic closures and access in the South. You will also support advocacy and movement building for Southern funds. Given the sociopolitical challenges of the region related to this issue, and the resourcefulness of our member Funds in this context, we believe that now is the right time for investing deeply in the region to help local Funds gain more traction in the fight for increased access to abortion.

You will play a key role in ensuring that all people in the South can still get abortions in spite of these injustices.

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Categories: jobs

September 11th, 2015

Statement of Support for Whole Woman's Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights

The National Network of Abortion Funds supports the Center for Reproductive Rights and  Whole Woman’s Health in asking the United States Supreme Court to review two of the most restrictive parts of Texas’ devastating anti-abortion law, HB 2. We know that the goal of HB 2, and other laws like it, is to make it much harder for people to get abortions; and that those most affected are the people who are receiving financial assistance from our member funds. Laws that impose unnecessary restrictions are designed to make it impossible for compassionate providers to do their job and perform the abortions people need.

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Categories: unfair laws

July 31st, 2015

Statement by Yamani Hernandez on Cyber Attack Targeting the National Network of Abortion Funds Website

The cyber-attack disrupting our website has blocked online information about abortion funds, creating another barrier for those who have decided to have an abortion and in need of financial support. For many of our clients, being connected to an abortion fund case manager is the difference between getting the care they need and being denied that care.

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July 27th, 2015

We Stand With Planned Parenthood.

#StandwithPPPlanned Parenthood clinics are critical providers of care for people seeking reproductive healthcare, and in particular, the people who call abortion funds every day. Countless individuals who need help paying for abortion care rely on Planned Parenthood clinics for safe and affordable abortions, contraceptives, and cancer screenings. For many, Planned Parenthood provides the only healthcare check-ups they are able to afford. We understand that a threat to Planned Parenthood is a threat to abortion access, period. We must stand up for everyone's right to get the care they need. Take action and #StandwithPP.

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Categories: economic justice

July 10th, 2015

HUGE NEWS: We're All* In on the EACH Act.

The EACH Woman Act, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), over seventy Congressional Co-Sponsors and with the support of thirty-six women’s health, rights, and justice advocacy organizations, ensures coverage for abortion for everyone, however much they earns or however they are insured.

We are proud to have worked for this groundbreaking and visionary bill.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, All Above All, Hyde Amendment, Medicaid, unfair laws

April 28th, 2015

Our Statement of Solidarity with Baltimore Protestors

The National Network of Abortions Funds stands in solidarity with Baltimore, and communities across the country who seek safe and equitable neighborhoods for their families. We know reproductive justice is predicated on the ability to have children if, when, and how you choose, and critically, to be able to raise those children in an environment where they are safe from violence at the hands of the state. When families of color forgo having children because they aren’t sure they will come home safely at night, when children are made parent-less because of police brutality, and when financial means and opportunities are withheld from communities of color, it’s a reproductive justice issue. The very real threat of police and state violence has an impact on communities of color, and how they have, or don’t have, children, and the chances in life those children get.

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Categories: Baltimore Abortion Fund, economic justice

April 21st, 2015

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Rachel for the Lilith Fund!

Our page of the Week is ANOTHER TEXAN, this one nominated by multiple people. Rachel is bowling for Bidi Bidi Bowlathon in Houston. She was nominated for her enthusiasm online, and for bringing dozens of new supporters to abortion funds. People are noticing your great work, Rachel! And the gif game is great, too. Send Rachel some love, and some money, and help her finish her Bowlathon strong! 

To check out past winners and nominate a page of the week, click here. Every week we will showcase a new winner!

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