unfair laws

April 21st, 2016

56 People of Color Who Have Had Abortions Send Letter to Congress Denouncing Racist and Sexist Anti-Abortion Ban

We, the undersigned 56 people of color, write to you with concerns as to the future of access to
safe abortion care and the needs of people seeking abortions. We are appalled at the introduction
of H.R. 4924, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which is yet another attempt to
deny abortion care to people of color, in particular, Asian American and Pacific Islanders
(AAPI), Black people, and [email protected] As people of color who have had abortions, we are
vehemently opposed to this legislation... [Read More]

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April 1st, 2016

“Punishment” has no place in health care.

The National Network of Abortion Funds condemns all rhetoric, policies and practices promoting the punishment of pregnant people and the health care providers who support them through pregnancy, miscarriage, birth or abortion.

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March 25th, 2016

NNAF Denounces HB 2, North Carolina's Harmful LGBTQ Discrimination Law

The National Network of Abortion Funds is appalled at Governor Pat McCrory and the state legislature's actions to unilaterally sign HB 2 into law, legalizing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and non-binary people in North Carolina. The Governor uses harmful and stigmatizing rhetoric that marginalizes and endangers trans women. As trans women are being targeted, we must answer the call and stand up to this patriarchal attack for the sake of all women.

Our fights are intertwined. Ensuring access to bathrooms and abortion care -- regardless of income, insurance, race, immigration status, ability and gender ---are based on the same principles of compassion, dignity, and fairness.
 

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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

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.

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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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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