"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
3/27/2014 Boulder Weekly. "Bowl a strike for reproductive freedom," by Dave Anderson. History of the National Network of Abortion Funds, highlighting the local Freedom Fund of Colorado.
3/17/2014 The Hill. "Abortion, Hyde, and the president's 2015 budget," by Andrew Jenkins.
3/17/2014 KALW "The Call." "What is happening on the front lines of the abortion fight?" Radio interview by Rose Aguilar includes Lenzi Sheible, founder of Fund Texas Women.
3/12/2014 Texas Tribune. "As abortion clinics close, student creates travel fund," by Alexa Ura. Profiles Lilith Fund volunteer Lenzi Sheible, founder of Fund Texas Women.
3/7/2014 MSNBC. "California's quiet reproductive rights revolution," by Irin Carmon. Highlights the work ACCESS Women's Health Justice did in 2013 to help pass California's law expanding abortion provision to advanced practice clinicians (quotes Samara Azam-Yu.)
3/6/2014 The American Prospect. "The last rural abortion clinics in Texas just shut down," by Amelia Thomson-Deveaux.
3/5/2014 RH Reality Check. "Two Texas reproductive health clinics close, a harbinger of a coming access crisis," by Andrea Grimes.
3/4/2014 Crosscut.com. "Legislators hear what they want on Reproductive Parity Act," by John Stang. Quotes Tiffany Hankins of the CAIR Project in Seattle.
2/26/2014 Center for American Progress. "The reproductive politics of living on the brink," by Heidi Williamson.
2/25/2014 Texas Observer. "Texas' new abortion law is driving women to extremes," by Carolyn Jones.
2/25/2014 National Partnership for Women and Families. "The fight for women's health in Louisiana continues," by Bethany van Kampen, New Orleans Abortion Fund
2/4/2014 The Grio. "Abortion rate dropping but women of color are still stigmatized," by Zerlina Maxwell. Quotes Eesha Pandit, NNAF board member.
1/30/2014 RH Reality Check. "Americans United for Life's efforts to eliminate insurance coverage for abortion get help from ALEC members," by Sofia Resnick. Quotes Megan Peterson, Deputy Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds.
1/29/2014 RH Reality Check. "HR7, and the consequences women are made to bear," by Kate Stewart, Advocates for Youth.
1/22/2014 Center for American Progress. "The Legacy of Roe v. Wade and the War on Poverty," by Heidi Williamson.
1/21/2014 Huffington Post. "Poor women on the margins," by Kathy Ko Chin, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum.
1/21/2014 ThinkProgress. "The next battleground for reproductive rights: maintaining insurance coverage for abortion," by Tara Culp-Ressler.
1/16/2014 Salon.com. "Most days, I feel like we're going backwards," by Katie McDonough.
1/15/2014 RH Reality Check. "House Judiciary Committee passes sweeping anti-choice bill," by Adele Stan.
1/8/2014 ThinkProgress. "We're finally getting a little closer to repealing the Hyde Amendment," by Tara Culp-Ressler.
1/5/2014 Al-Jazeera America. "Texas anti-abortion law forces women to make tough choices," by Lindsay Beyerstein. Quotes Hannah Roe Beck of the Lilith Fund
1/5/2014 Melissa Harris-Perry. "Impact of one party rule on reproductive rights," featuring Amy Goodman discussing the legacy of the Hyde Amendment and the need to repeal.
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..."