Posted on 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]
Posted on January 5th, 2016
The National Network of Abortion Funds builds the capacity and power of its network of member organizations that provide funding, transportation, childcare and doula support for low-income people seeking abortions. In their amicus brief they explain how Texas regulations harm low-income patients through abortion clinic closures, increasing wait times at the remaining clinics and forcing people who seek an abortion to travel longer distances. These factors significantly increase the cost of the procedure, transportation, childcare, and lost wages. Consequently, the current regulations threaten the financial stability of low-income families who struggle to afford these costs, and are less likely to have support systems to assist them through what is already an emotionally and logistically challenging time.
Posted on August 19th, 2014
In 2013 the National Network of Abortion Funds celebrated 20 years of fighting for abortion access, providing direct financial assistance to hundreds of thousands of people. We've led — and continue to lead — major campaigns to overturn laws that deny low-income women and women of color the ability to make their own decision about abortion. As we look to a robust future, this timeline documents the hard-won achievements of our dynamic network of grassroots activists in our first two decades.