February 26th, 2016
Press Statement: Louisiana abortion clinic closures show what’s at stake in next week’s Supreme Court case
The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) is shocked and saddened to see that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has pushed through an incredibly harmful law in Louisiana. With its implementation, two of the four remaining abortion clinics will be forced to immediately close their doors, leaving just two clinics for an already underserved state. These dangerous policies cannot stand.
January 5th, 2016
The National Network of Abortion Funds is proud to join the diverse chorus of people choosing abortion, abortion providers, religious leaders, lawyers, and politicians from both sides of aisle who submitted 45 amicus briefs to the Supreme Court for the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt* on Monday. We stand firmly beside Whole Woman’s Health and the freedom fighters of Texas as they ask the Supreme Court to overturn HB 2, a law that would make abortion more inaccessible for those already struggling to gather resources to afford an abortion. We believe it is crucial that the Supreme Court listens to people who’ve had abortions and not political ideology when issuing their decision.
November 30th, 2015
We are outraged by the overwhelming hate and continuous violence targeted toward those who seek and provide abortions.
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November 18th, 2015
On Friday, November 13th, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will review the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt* and decide the fate of HB 2, Texas’ omnibus abortion bill that passed in 2013.
November 17th, 2015
Our Texas Abortion Funds have released the following joint statement in regards to the Supreme Court hearing Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt*, 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.
February 26th, 2014
It's not the first time a woman has been forced to pawn her wedding ring to help pay for an abortion she needs. And it won't be the last.
As state legislatures continue banning abortion after 20 weeks, stories like Sarah Guler's, which Carolyn Jones tells in the Texas Observer this month, are becoming more and more common.
Sarah and her husband live in Texas. When she was 19 weeks pregnant, they received the devastating news that their baby had a brain condition that meant it would likely not survive birth. Moreover, because of the ban that went into effect last fall, they had only a week to find a doctor who could help them with their impossible choice. Sarah's own doctor was not able to help: "We don't do that here," he told her. In the end, they had no choice at all: they had to leave the state for an abortion.
September 27th, 2013
For Abortion Access Month, the National Women's Health Network shines a spotlight on medication abortion, which can be taken very early in pregnancy and is available in some states via long-distance consultation with medical providers, potentially reducing travel time and expense for people who live far from an abortion clinic. However, politicians are taking dramatic steps to prevent the availability of this alternative.
Excerpted from "Stop State Attacks on Medication Abortion!" by Kate Ryan, Senor Program Coordinator, National Women's Health Network, and Chris Olah, Senior Associate, Reproductive Health Technologies Project.
This month marks the 13th anniversary of U.S. approval of Mifeprex, the “early abortion pill,” which provides women with greater access to abortion care across the country.
When personal healthcare decisions need to be made, people appreciate having options available, and abortion care is no different. Access to medication abortion means that women in the U.S. can terminate a pregnancy without a surgical procedure, at lower cost, and can carry out some or all of the process in their own home. Unfortunately, attacks on abortion access by ultra-conservatives are restricting women's access to this safe and effective option for early abortions. These state legislative attacks run the gamut from restricting who can administer the abortion pill to limiting where or how it can be given to women.
August 16th, 2013
Update: Thank you so much to all who contacted Attorney General Morrisey. You spoke up loud and clear -- comments are now closed, but we will keep you posted on the upcoming rally in Charleston on Tuesday, August 20th and how you can participate from afar.
State by state, politicians are seizing on copycat regulations targeting abortion providers as a way to limit abortion access -- and now West Virginia's Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is trying to personally get in on the action. He bypassed the West Virginia legislature and is calling for a "review" of abortion clinic regulations, with the aim of closing down the state's last two clinics.
Attorney General Morrisey is inviting public comment "from West Virginia and elsewhere." Click here to tell him: stop targeting abortion providers!
May 30th, 2012
"Abortion is about women's hopes and dreams. Abortion is a matter of survival for women." - George Tiller, M.D., 1941-2009
Thursday, May 31st is the third anniversary of Dr. George Tiller’s murder in Wichita, Kansas. It is a somber day, a day of reflection. Dr. Tiller risked his life for women because he knew that it’s not just about abortion.
It's about self-detemination.
It's about treating women with dignity.
It's about control over our own bodies.
These should not be privileges. Every woman deserves the opportunity to determine the path of her own life, and no woman is less deserving of that simply because she has less money.
September 7th, 2011
Jennie Linn McCormack is a mother of three living on less than $250 a month in southeastern Idaho, hundreds of miles from the nearest abortion provider. Arrested for terminating a pregnancy with pills she bought online last year, now she's fighting back: she has filed a lawsuit saying that Idaho's 1972 law against self-induced abortion discriminates against low-income women who are left with no other options.