September 29th, 2016
Hyde in Medicaid States
15 states have a policy directing that Medicaid pay for all or most medically necessary abortions — a critical step forward towards access and
March 3rd, 2016
The National Network of Abortion Funds joined a coalition of reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations Wednesday March 2 to bring the voices of abortion funders to the steps of the Supreme Court. Thousands of people came out to show their support for accessible and affordable abortion.
The case Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of people across the United States by definitively stating that unnecessary, unsafe laws that put abortion out of the hands of people are absolutely an undue burden, and that TRAP laws must be ruled unconstitutional.
Watch the rally here.
March 2nd, 2016
Media requests: Please contact Jennifer Kotting, Communications Director - National Network of Abortion Funds, [email protected].
National Network of Abortion Funds Rallies at the Supreme Court for Abortion Access
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- WASHINGTON, DC: The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) joins a coalition of reproductive rights, health, and justice organizations Wednesday March 2 to bring the voices of abortion funders to the steps of the Supreme Court. The case Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of people across the United States by definitively stating that unnecessary, unsafe laws that put abortion out of the hands of people are absolutely an undue burden, and that TRAP laws must be ruled unconstitutional.
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 22nd, 2016
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 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.
July 10th, 2015
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.
September 30th, 2014
September 30, 2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which passed in 1976. A direct response to the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion just three years earlier, the Hyde Amendment was the first of many restrictions on abortion, and denied Medicaid patients the right to an abortion. Later restrictions followed: federal employees, U.S. military personnel and their families, Peace Corps volunteers, Indian Health Service recipients, federal prisoners, and people with disabilities covered by Medicare — all denied abortion coverage.
The intent of the Hyde Amendment is to make it more difficult for low-income women to get the abortions they need. It is the backdrop to all abortion funds. It is the backdrop to our stories.
On the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment we are proud to share the stories and voices of abortion fund activists collected and recorded by StoryCorps at the National Network of Abortion Funds 20th Anniversary Summit held in Oakland, California in June 2013.