Feministing Follow Friday: Local Abortion Funds

Twitter, Feministing style

We all know the big names in national repro justice organizing — Planned Parenthood, NARAL — and they undoubtedly do incredible work. Too often, though, we overlook the groups that directly help people on the ground address unjust financial barriers (fuck Hyde) to access the care they need: local abortion funds. We’ve included five favorites below — a couple in the middle of big fundraising pushes right now — and check out the National Network of Abortion Funds for a fund near you.

  • Lilith Fund (@lilithfund): We raise money to help Texans pay for an abortion when they can’t afford it. Lilith is a member of @AbortionFunds and team #reprojustice.
  • EMA Fund (@EMA_Fund): The EMA Fund helps people who live in, or are having abortions in, Eastern Massachusetts and are unable to pay for their abortions.
  • NYAAF (@NYAAF): The New York Abortion Access Fund provides financial assistance to anyone who’s unable to pay fully for an abortion and is living in or travelling to NY.
  • TEA Fund (@TEAFund): The TEA Fund helps low-income & disadvantaged women in the North Texas area who want an abortion and do not have enough money to pay for it.
  • DC Abortion Fund (@DCAbortionFund): Our rights shouldn’t depend on the size of our wallet. We help pregnant people in D.C., Virginia, & Maryland pay for their abortion care.

Leave recommendations for next week in the comments! We’re particularly interested in activists covering their work on the ground. And of course follow @feministing.


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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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