economic justice

September 16th, 2016

NNAF Member Organizations Speak Out on Hyde Amendment's Impact

On the 40th Anniversary of the discriminatory Hyde Amendment, NNAF member organizations are speaking out about the localized impact of the harmful policy, and imaginaing their work without this huge barrier to reproductive justice. 

Hoosier Abortion Fund - Indiana

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Categories: Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, Hoosier Abortion Fund, Hyde Amendment, Hyde16, Joan Bechhofer Fund, Lilith Fund, Network for Reproductive Options, Texas Equal Access Fund

July 27th, 2015

We Stand With Planned Parenthood.

#StandwithPPPlanned Parenthood clinics are critical providers of care for people seeking reproductive healthcare, and in particular, the people who call abortion funds every day. Countless individuals who need help paying for abortion care rely on Planned Parenthood clinics for safe and affordable abortions, contraceptives, and cancer screenings. For many, Planned Parenthood provides the only healthcare check-ups they are able to afford. We understand that a threat to Planned Parenthood is a threat to abortion access, period. We must stand up for everyone's right to get the care they need. Take action and #StandwithPP.

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Categories: economic justice

April 28th, 2015

Our Statement of Solidarity with Baltimore Protestors

The National Network of Abortions Funds stands in solidarity with Baltimore, and communities across the country who seek safe and equitable neighborhoods for their families. We know reproductive justice is predicated on the ability to have children if, when, and how you choose, and critically, to be able to raise those children in an environment where they are safe from violence at the hands of the state. When families of color forgo having children because they aren’t sure they will come home safely at night, when children are made parent-less because of police brutality, and when financial means and opportunities are withheld from communities of color, it’s a reproductive justice issue. The very real threat of police and state violence has an impact on communities of color, and how they have, or don’t have, children, and the chances in life those children get.

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Categories: Baltimore Abortion Fund, economic justice

April 17th, 2015

NNAF Participates in Fight for 15 Rallies

NNAF Stands with Fight for 15On April 14th and April 15th, NNAF staff members participated in what is being hailed as one of the largest-ever mobilizations of U.S. workers seeking higher pay and fair treatment.

In Boston, MA and Madison, WI, NNAF national office staff members marched in solidarity with low-wage workers, demanding that those who work in sectors such as fast food, retail, child care, homecare, transportation, and higher education be afforded a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.

NNAF stands by low-wage workers in this fight because we know that union support and fair living wages will bring individuals and families one step closer to creating the life they envision for themselves.

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Categories: economic justice

October 31st, 2014

NNAF Staff Phone Bank for Earned Sick Time

This past Tuesday, staff members of the National Network of Abortion Funds were proud to phone bank for earned sick time in Massachusetts as part of the Yes On 4 campaign, in partnership with the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA), a member of Raise Up Massachusetts.

 As abortion fund activists, we know that earned sick time is a crucial part of economic justice and therefore reproductive justice. A woman should be able to take time off work to take care of herself and her family without fear of losing her job. This helps enable her to access reproductive health care, including abortion care, and also to care for the children she already has.

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Categories: economic justice

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

March 12th, 2014

Don't mourn...organize!

As clinics are closing in Texas, abortion funds are responding as quickly as possible.

We're responding by organizing the Texas Practical Support Convening. Funds on the ground are responding by increasing their fundraising efforts (the Lilith Fund has Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon events in a record five cities this year, including the Rio Grande Valley!) And activists are responding by starting NEW abortion funds.

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Categories: economic justice, Fund Texas Choice, Funds, Lilith Fund, Practical support, unfair laws