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February 10th, 2016

The Hyde Amendment Again Included in FY17 Budget

We are very disappointed that President Barack Obama included the Hyde Amendment in his final  FY17 budget. For a President who wanted his legacy to be ensuring healthcare access for all, no matter their income level or geographic area, we are saddened to see that, once again, abortion has been separated off from other healthcare, despite the fact we know those affected by systemic racism, income inequality, and a lack of healthcare providers will continue to be denied their rights to bodily autonomy and dignity through abortion access. A right reserved for those with more money and power is no right at all; it is a privilege.

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Categories: Hyde Amendment, Hyde16

January 21st, 2016

NNAF Staff Share Their Abortion Stories for 1 in 3 Campaign

As part of the 1 in 3 Campaign's 2016 Abortion Speakout, Executive Director Yamani and Policy Representative Renee share their abortion stories in front of the Supreme Court. We're asking SCOTUS to listen to the stories of the real people who will be affected as they decide Whole Woman's Health v Cole.

Yamani Hernandez - Executive Director

 

Renee Bracey Sherman - Policy Representative

 

See the full Speakout here

 

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Categories: SCOTUS, Speakout

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

November 30th, 2015

We Rebuke the Colorado Springs Terrorist Attack at Planned Parenthood.

We are outraged by the overwhelming hate and continuous violence targeted toward those who seek and provide abortions.

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Categories: abortion providers

November 18th, 2015

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

On Friday, November 13th, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will review the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt* and decide the fate of HB 2, Texas’ omnibus abortion bill that passed in 2013.

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Categories: abortion providers, abortion restrictions, SCOTUS, unfair laws

November 17th, 2015

Texas Abortion Funds Unanimously Stand With Whole Woman's Health

Our Texas Abortion Funds have released the following joint statement in regards to the Supreme Court hearing Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt*, the most critical abortion case to reach the Court in decades. After the statement, you'll find links to help the organizations on the front lines of the battle to close Texas abortion clinics:

We are pleased that the Supreme Court has chosen to hear the case against House Bill 2. This law has already done immeasurable damage to abortion access in the state of Texas. As the groups doing work on the ground to connect people to funding and practical support, we've seen the devastating effects of clinic closures. We've received calls from people who didn't have gas money to travel from Lubbock or Midland to the nearest provider hundreds of miles away. We've seen procedures become more expensive as wait times at remaining clinics push abortions later into pregnancy.

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Categories: abortion providers, abortion restrictions, Fund Texas Choice, Funds, Lilith Fund, SCOTUS, Texas Equal Access Fund, unfair laws, West Fund

September 11th, 2015

Statement of Support for Whole Woman's Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights

The National Network of Abortion Funds supports the Center for Reproductive Rights and  Whole Woman’s Health in asking the United States Supreme Court to review two of the most restrictive parts of Texas’ devastating anti-abortion law, HB 2. We know that the goal of HB 2, and other laws like it, is to make it much harder for people to get abortions; and that those most affected are the people who are receiving financial assistance from our member funds. Laws that impose unnecessary restrictions are designed to make it impossible for compassionate providers to do their job and perform the abortions people need.

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Categories: unfair laws