Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Kelz, with the Carolina Abortion Fund!
Everyone has their own reasons for bowling, whether that's to do something tangible in the fight for access to abortion rights, to become a member of a community of activists, or to have fun bowling while doing good. For many of us, it's personal.
That's definitely true for Kelz.
She explains, "I bowl to PAY IT BACK. An abortion fund helped me cover the costs of my medical abortion several years ago when I was unemployed and struggling to survive. Without the help of an abortion fund, I would be struggling to this day. Their assistance helped me end a pregnancy I was not ready for and continue working towards bettering my life and preparing for my future."
That's what abortion funds do. They make it possible for someone to make the profound decision about whether and when to have a child on their own terms.
And that's what makes Kelz' story so moving.
In addition to raising money for the Carolina Abortion Fund as a bowler and board member, Kelz also volunteers as an abortion clinic escort -- and her team invited people to "pledge a protester" at her clinic. So far, they've raised $200 for the Carolina Abortion Fund just from those pledges alone!