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The Country’s Largest Abortion Fund Launched This Week

By Nicole Knight Alana found herself in a bind this summer when she discovered the abortion care she wanted would cost $650—more than she could afford. “I was really close to having enough, but it was kind of like the difference between paying a bill, and not paying a bill,” said the 29-year-old Seattle woman, […]

What Happens When You Can’t Afford an Abortion?

By Kayla Webley Adler It’s 9:40 a.m. on a humid Friday in April when Oriaku Njoku arrives at her office building, 20 minutes before the Atlanta-based abortion-fund hotline she founded opens for the day. After riding on an elevator as slow as molasses to the second-floor office she rents in a coworking space, she makes […]

Neither of These Women Wanted to Be Pregnant. Only One Could Get an Abortion.

By Katie McDonough Earlier this month, Donald Trump quietly signed a bill allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from organizations that provide abortion services.  A few weeks before that, the president offered a strange ultimatum to Planned Parenthood, proposing that his administration would stop its defunding efforts if the health care provider would […]

Changing the conversation around abortion

By Nan Little Kirkpatrick and Amanda Williams During the 2013 filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion bill — the House Bill 2 that shut down clinics across the state — Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio famously asked: “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her […]