abortion restrictions

March 3rd, 2016

Watch the Rally to Protect Abortion Rights

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.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, Funds, Lilith Fund, SCOTUS, unfair laws, West Fund

March 2nd, 2016

National Network of Abortion Funds Rallies at the Supreme Court for Abortion Access

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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.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, Funds, Lilith Fund, SCOTUS, unfair laws, West Fund

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.

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Categories: abortion providers, abortion restrictions, New Orleans Abortion Fund, SCOTUS, unfair laws

January 5th, 2016

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: Amicus Brief from National Network of Abortion Funds

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.

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Categories: abortion providers, abortion restrictions, SCOTUS, unfair laws

November 18th, 2015

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

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.

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Categories: abortion providers, abortion restrictions, SCOTUS, unfair laws

November 17th, 2015

Texas Abortion Funds Unanimously Stand With Whole Woman's Health

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.

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

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

September 30th, 2014

Our stories, our voices: the Hyde Amendment is the backdrop

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.

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Categories: Abortion Access Month, abortion restrictions, economic justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, StoryCorps, unfair laws

September 29th, 2014

Spotlight on ACCESS Women's Health Justice

While this September marks another sad anniversary of the restrictive Hyde Amendment, ACCESS Women’s Health Justice in Oakland, Calilfornia will be doing what they've been doing since 1993: helping women get the care they need without delay. From a small group of volunteer clinic escorts, this fund has grown into a national reproductive justice powerhouse.

Check out the fund spotlight on ACCESS!

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Categories: Abortion Access Month, abortion restrictions, ACCESS Women's Health Justice, Funds, Hyde Amendment, immigrants' rights, Practical support, unfair laws