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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

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

July 31st, 2015

Statement by Yamani Hernandez on Cyber Attack Targeting the National Network of Abortion Funds Website

The cyber-attack disrupting our website has blocked online information about abortion funds, creating another barrier for those who have decided to have an abortion and in need of financial support. For many of our clients, being connected to an abortion fund case manager is the difference between getting the care they need and being denied that care.

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July 27th, 2015

We Stand With Planned Parenthood.

#StandwithPPPlanned Parenthood clinics are critical providers of care for people seeking reproductive healthcare, and in particular, the people who call abortion funds every day. Countless individuals who need help paying for abortion care rely on Planned Parenthood clinics for safe and affordable abortions, contraceptives, and cancer screenings. For many, Planned Parenthood provides the only healthcare check-ups they are able to afford. We understand that a threat to Planned Parenthood is a threat to abortion access, period. We must stand up for everyone's right to get the care they need. Take action and #StandwithPP.

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Categories: economic justice

July 10th, 2015

HUGE NEWS: We're All* In on the EACH Act.

The EACH Woman Act, introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), over seventy Congressional Co-Sponsors and with the support of thirty-six women’s health, rights, and justice advocacy organizations, ensures coverage for abortion for everyone, however much they earns or however they are insured.

We are proud to have worked for this groundbreaking and visionary bill.

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Categories: abortion restrictions, All Above All, Hyde Amendment, Medicaid, unfair laws

April 28th, 2015

Our Statement of Solidarity with Baltimore Protestors

The National Network of Abortions Funds stands in solidarity with Baltimore, and communities across the country who seek safe and equitable neighborhoods for their families. We know reproductive justice is predicated on the ability to have children if, when, and how you choose, and critically, to be able to raise those children in an environment where they are safe from violence at the hands of the state. When families of color forgo having children because they aren’t sure they will come home safely at night, when children are made parent-less because of police brutality, and when financial means and opportunities are withheld from communities of color, it’s a reproductive justice issue. The very real threat of police and state violence has an impact on communities of color, and how they have, or don’t have, children, and the chances in life those children get.

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Categories: Baltimore Abortion Fund, economic justice