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The Hidden Work of Abortion Providers: Laverne’s Story

Because of all the ramifications of the abortion wars in this country, U.S. providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles.

Unlike their counterparts in other industrialized countries, abortion providers in the United States don’t simply perform abortions. Because of all the ramifications of the abortion wars in this country, U.S. providers have become de facto social workers, fundraisers, and travel agents, to name just a few of their ancillary roles.

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Why Abortion Funds Are Needed, Even in Pro-Choice States

Abortion funds are critical because they help bridge the gap left by the Hyde Amendment and enable access to abortion for those who are financially denied their right to choose.

Abortion funds are critical because they help bridge the gap left by the Hyde Amendment and enable access to abortion for those who are financially denied their right to choose.

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How Doulas and Abortion Funds Are Alike: Addressing Gaps in the Medical System, Without Judgement

We are both groups of people who arose to address fundamental gaps in our medical system, and we both provide unconditional and nonjudgmental support for pregnant people.

We are both groups of people that arose to address fundamental gaps in our medical system, and we both provide unconditional and nonjudgmental support for pregnant people.

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Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Care Elusive Even in States Where It Is Legal

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Requiring Medicaid coverage of abortion is a far cry from guaranteeing that people can access an abortion when they need one.

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In New York City, Medicaid Coverage of Abortion Doesn’t Cut It

Alison Turkos (center) at the Resolution 1635-A hearing on January 18th. (NARAL Pro-Choice New York/flickr)

We are privileged to live in a state where we have Medicaid coverage of abortion, but we know that is not enough.

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Just Go Balls Out, Already

Subject: Do you know of any resources for this woman?

This woman,” who has no car, lives in a South Dakota town a 12-hour round trip drive from the nearest abortion provider. 

 

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Taking Stock: Some Choice Reflections at the Year End

Is the pro-choice movement doing enough to ensure access for poor women?  Ask yourself what more you can do, and act on at least some of the recommendations included here.

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Feminist Health Center Closes After Thirty Years, What Does It Mean for Women?

One of Washington State’s last remaining independent feminist health centers closes after 30 years. But feminist health care providers vow to keep fighting – with help.

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Unintended Pregnancy Plunges Women in Pacific Northwest into Economic Crisis

Increasing numbers of Pacific Northwest women experiencing an unintended pregnancy are finding themselves in an economic crisis of their own.

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Women’s Medical Fund Helps Where Government Fails

It’s not even 10:00 a.m. at Philadelphia’s abortion fund and I’m already overwhelmed. But the counselors are cheerful, eager to do what they can for low-income women who can’t afford abortions in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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