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National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon

When I first posted about the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon, the distant day when we’d actually have to strap on our bowling shoes and show off our skills seemed so far off. But now it’s just a couple weeks away–and we need your help to reach our Feministing team goal!

In the last post, I wrote about my deeply held beliefs on human rights and reproductive justice. But here’s another, more simple, reason why I bowl for abortion access and donate often to abortion funds: because it’s one of the easiest, most direct ways I can help women.

When I read articles like Amanda Marcotte’s latest on the GOP battle to bring the “reign of female tyranny over uteruses to an end,” it’s easy to despair. Abortion rights are under attack everywhere right now–on the international, federal, state and local levels. It can be overwhelming, paralyzing, and hard to know how to really make a difference.

Giving $10, $20 or $50 to the help another woman get an abortion she can’t afford is one thing I know, for a fact, will make this world a better place. For that woman, it’s huge. Donate here.

St. Paul, MN

Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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