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April 1st, 2015
We're deeply appreciative to Stephanie Poggi for her last twelve years of dedication and vision as Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds. Under her leadership, we've been a continued force for reproductive justice. We've expanded our network of members, supporting new Funds and the growth of established Funds. We're a leading voice of advocacy for those most harmed by abortion funding bans.
NNAF is a stronger organization for the years of service Stephanie has contributed to our cause.
March 31st, 2015
We're hitting the Deep South for this week's Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week! Deep South Wonder Woman is bowling for the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, one of our newest Funds created to help ease the immense burden for those trying to get an abortion in Mississippi, where there's only one clinic in the state. This page was nominated with the following message: "This woman is a POWERHOUSE for reproductive justice in Mississippi! So proud to know and support her work.
March 24th, 2015
This week, we've got Emily C. on deck as the #bowl15 Page of the Week! Emily is Drunk in Love with Abortion Acce$$, and she's racking up her balls to shoot pool for the DC Abortion Fund. she was nominated because her "expert use of gifs as both communication and artform are inspiration to all of us!" You don't want to miss this high energy fun-fest. Check it out, and give generously to this week's special page!
March 17th, 2015
Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way for Lilith Fund - Rio Grande Valley!
This week, we're celebrating Cervixei Lannister of The Rains of Castamere Dollar Our Way, bowling for the Lilith Fund in the Rio Grande Valley! Cervixei is the alter-ego of a South Texan clinic escort, fundraiser, educator, and all around reproductive justice superstar.
March 10th, 2015
March 9th, 2015
On May 1, Yamani Hernandez will join the National Network of Abortion Funds as Executive Director. NNAF mobilizes its base of nearly 100 member abortion funds to eliminate economic barriers to abortion for low-income women, women of color, girls, and transgender and gender non-conforming people across the United States.
March 3rd, 2015
The Left Sharks were nominated for gif-fing their way to abortion funding because "It's sharks, come on." The Left Sharks are bowling in Houston with one of Lilith Fund's 5 events. Like they say, "if you mess with Texas, you get the sharks."
February 24th, 2015
Vanessa was nominated for her work orgniazing in Richmond. She works on racial justice and intersectional issues, she just graduated medical school, she's studying for her OB/GYN residency, and her teammates say she's constantly texting them to remind them it's Bowl-a-Thon season. "Please recognize this human being as the bad ass she is. Seriously, this woman does not give up." Sounds like a bad ass to us, too!
October 31st, 2014
This past Tuesday, staff members of the National Network of Abortion Funds were proud to phone bank for earned sick time in Massachusetts as part of the Yes On 4 campaign, in partnership with the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA), a member of Raise Up Massachusetts.
As abortion fund activists, we know that earned sick time is a crucial part of economic justice and therefore reproductive justice. A woman should be able to take time off work to take care of herself and her family without fear of losing her job. This helps enable her to access reproductive health care, including abortion care, and also to care for the children she already has.
Categories: economic justice
September 30th, 2014
September 30, 2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which passed in 1976. A direct response to the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion just three years earlier, the Hyde Amendment was the first of many restrictions on abortion, and denied Medicaid patients the right to an abortion. Later restrictions followed: federal employees, U.S. military personnel and their families, Peace Corps volunteers, Indian Health Service recipients, federal prisoners, and people with disabilities covered by Medicare — all denied abortion coverage.
The intent of the Hyde Amendment is to make it more difficult for low-income women to get the abortions they need. It is the backdrop to all abortion funds. It is the backdrop to our stories.
On the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment we are proud to share the stories and voices of abortion fund activists collected and recorded by StoryCorps at the National Network of Abortion Funds 20th Anniversary Summit held in Oakland, California in June 2013.