Latest News from the National Network of Abortion Funds: Feed

April 5th, 2014

Chicago Abortion Fund speaks up in Springfield

"Youth deserve access to reproductive health and abortion services!Chicago Abortion Fund's Deputy Director Brittany Mostiller speaks out against Illinois' parental notification law. Watch here:

Read more about how Illinois' parental notification law puts youth at risk.

Read More

Categories: Chicago Abortion Fund, Funds, unfair laws

March 30th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Mel B., with the first ever El Paso Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Mel B., bowling with Melba and the Toasters in the FIRST EVER El Paso Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon!

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the Bowl-a-Thon: this year, the Lilith Fund is going balls out and holding Bowl-a-Thon events in FIVE cities, including a collaborative event with the new West Fund in El Paso. El Paso is in far west Texas on the border of Mexico (its sister city across the border is Juárez, and according to Wikipedia the pair of cities make up the largest bilingual, binational work force in the Western hemisphere.)

But there are only two clinics in the entire city,  and those two clinics provide abortion care to women from two countries and most of west Texas. 

The Lilith Fund points out, "with the new regulations passed in 2013, both of those clinics stand to close by the end of this year.  El Paso and Juárez women deserve access to safe and available healthcare. We are excited to get our information out here in West Texas and raise funds to increase the number of women we can help!"

Read More

Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Lilith Fund

March 22nd, 2014

Help EMA Fund make its match!

UPDATE as of 8:00 am Monday, March 24: In just 72 hours, the Eastern Massachusetts Fund raised $8,349 for abortion access--$5,000 of which will be matched for Texas' West Fund!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Thanks to a generous donor, the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund will match the first $5,000 donated between Friday, March 21 and Sunday, March 23 to the new West Fund in El Paso, Texas. That means when you donate any amount to any bowler (er, triathlete) or team with EMA Fund's 5th Annual Bowl-a-Thon, your donation will count twice: once for a caller to the EMA Fund, and once to someone in the literal desert of West Texas abortion access! Click here to get in on it!

Read More

Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, Funds, Lilith Fund

March 22nd, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Anne Phillips, with EMA Fund's Lara Croft's Womb Raiders!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon Page of the Week WINNER Anne Phillips, with the Bowl-a-Thon--er, Triathlon*--Team Lara Croft's Womb Raiders, for the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund!

Anne Phillips is in her 4th year as a volunteer board member with the EMA Fund, and she knows exactly what it feels like to talk to someone at the end of her rope, someone who has already exhausted every last resource, called in every last favor, looked in every last corner as the clock ticks down. It's tough work:

"For someone facing an unwanted pregnancy, every week counts. Prices go up $100-200 after certain cut-off weeks, and for someone who's $100 short and has no health insurance, our grant is critical."

It's tough work, but Lara Croft's Womb Raiders are ON IT.

Read More

Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, Lilith Fund

March 21st, 2014

Tweeting for abortion access

When Abortion Support Network founder Mara Clarke offered a Bowl-a-Thon donation, bowlers hopped to it. Congratulations to all players AND to the winner!

Read More

Categories: Abortion Support Network, Bowl-a-Thon , DC Abortion Fund, Funds, Lilith Fund, Network for Reproductive Options, New York Abortion Access Fund

March 18th, 2014

March 18 - 19: Win a $50 donation for your abortion fund!

Are you participating in the 5th Annual National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon? Tweet your reason for bowling and you could land a $50 donation for your local abortion fund! Best tweet by 5 pm EST March 19th will win:

Mara is the director of the UK's Abortion Support Network, one of the international abortion funds in the Network. The Abortion Support Network chiefly helps women who are traveling from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, where abortion is illegal, to London, and who must pay for all expenses out of pocket.

Read More

Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Funds

March 14th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Mary D., with the Ovary-chievers in Cleveland!

Congratulations to Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Mary D., longtime volunteer clinic escort with Preterm Clinic in Cleveland, bowling with the Ovary-chievers team for the Preterm Access Fund!

Mary's experience as a clinic escort brings her in close contact with patients facing incredible hardships:

"I have been a volunteer escort at Preterm for 4 years. I have witnessed the dedicated and compassionate staff that works there. People seeking help at Preterm already have so many obstacles to go through. Many of Preterm's clients come from out of state. I have spoken to people from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia."

Read More

Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Funds, Preterm Clinic

March 12th, 2014

Don't mourn...organize!

As clinics are closing in Texas, abortion funds are responding as quickly as possible.

We're responding by organizing the Texas Practical Support Convening. Funds on the ground are responding by increasing their fundraising efforts (the Lilith Fund has Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon events in a record five cities this year, including the Rio Grande Valley!) And activists are responding by starting NEW abortion funds.

Read More

Categories: economic justice, Fund Texas Choice, Funds, Lilith Fund, Practical support, unfair laws

March 7th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Amy "Bimanual" Gordon!

Congratulations to this week's Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER Amy "Bimanual" Gordon, a soon-to-be nurse-midwife bowling on the Yale Nursing Students for Choice team for the New York Abortion Access Fund!

Amy takes her job as a soon-to-be-licensed nurse midwife seriously. 

"Childbirth and parenthood, when freely chosen, is a journey to be celebrated and supported. And for that free choice to mean anything at all, we must equally celebrate and support the ability to opt out of parenthood when it isn't right. That means comprehensive and sex-positive education in schools. It means access to safe, affordable, and appropriate birth control. And, because our contraceptive technologies will never be perfect--and neither will we--it means unfettered access to abortion."

Read More

Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, New York Abortion Access Fund

February 28th, 2014

Bowl-a-Thon page of the week: Aspen, with the Lilith Fund's "FANGtastics"!

Congratulations to Aspen Webster, the first Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week WINNER of 2014!

Aspen won this week because she received LOTS OF NOMINATIONS. But she won us over with her compelling pitch. Kind of leaves a lump in your throat, right?

"As a Lilith Fund hotline caller, I talk to people every month who have to make tough decisions about their lives and their families.

Read More

Categories: Bowl-a-Thon , Bowl-a-Thon Page of the Week, Lilith Fund