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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.
November 7th, 2011
A lovely thank you note, cross-posted here from Sarah at Feminists for Choice:
When Serena proposed the idea of focusing on gratitude this month by honoring pro-choice advocates, I immediately knew who I’d choose: the people that make sure that women who need abortions have the money to do so.
October 25th, 2011
Want to get involved with on-the-ground work helping women with direct assistance for abortion? Activists in North Carolina are in the process of forming a new abortion fund and they're looking for board members who want to help make sure that all women have access to the abortion care they seek.
Could this be you, or someone you know?
Carolina Abortion Fund, a newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to raising and distributing funds to assist low-income women with obtaining abortion services, is seeking volunteer board members. As we are still in the initial phases of establishing the fund, this is an exciting opportunity to join the fund at its beginning, influence its direction and widen its reach.
October 14th, 2011
New to the Network? A loyal supporter? Find out more about the work that we do to help women get abortions they otherwise would not be able to afford, and why this work is needed today more than ever. Click below to download the Fall 2011 Newsletter:
October 12th, 2011
UPDATE: H.R. 358 passed on a 251-172 vote on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Thank you so much for all your phone calls and support. We will keep you updated on how to ensure that this bill does not pass the Senate!
October 3rd, 2011
On October 3, 1977, Rosaura Jiménez died in Texas of an illegal abortion, becoming the first known woman to die because of the Hyde Amendment, which eliminated federal Medicaid funding for abortion.
Congress first adopted the Hyde Amendment on September 30, 1976, but it did not go into effect until August 4, 1977. Within just two months, it had driven a woman to take desperate steps that resulted in her death.
September 26th, 2011
Marlene Gerber Fried, founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds, looks back at 35 years of the Hyde Amendment. What have we learned? Where do we go from here? (Cross-posted at RH Reality Check.)
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!
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"What do you do if you ban all abortions late & then the woman has some terrible problem with the pregnancy?" http://t.co/fAjM1Vr65A
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Promotion of our annual Bowl-a-Thon for abortion access comes from places we'd least expect it! http://t.co/k3DiD0WDIX
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