Letter to Congress: DC's local government should decide local laws

July 3rd, 2013

Categories: abortion restrictions, DC Abortion Fund, economic justice, Funds, Medicaid, unfair laws

The National Network of Abortion Funds joins a diverse coalition of 52 organizations representing advocates for low-income women and women of color, youth communities, people of faith, health care providers, and voting rights advocates to defend District of Columbia's budget autonomy and lift the ban on Medicaid abortion coverage in DC.

This week the coalition sent a letter to Congress demanding an end to the ban, which forbids the District from using locally-raised tax revenues in the manner of its choosing and will continue to push women seeking critical reproductive health services into the shadows and away from quality health care. Read the letter here.

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