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By Caroline Burke The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency was filled with so many frightening policy changes that, frankly, it’s been hard to keep up with it all. But one of the central and most aggressive forms of oppression we’ve experienced so far has been the systemic and deliberate attempt to strip American women […]
Northwest Abortion Access Fund Seattle Launch Party celebrates furthering abortion funding and access
By Ananya Garg Washington-based CAIR Projectand Oregon-based Network for Reproductive Options (NRO) recently merged to form the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF), which had its Seattle Launch Party on Tuesday night at Optimism Brewing Company in Capitol Hill. This occurred simultaneously with a launch party in Portland at Killingsworth Dynasty. The event was all-ages. Attendees […]
By Jessica Wick The subject of abortion is a complicated and controversial one. And while it will always elicit an emotional reaction, there seems to be a lot of misinformation circulating regarding the laws and procedure — in fact, many people have no idea what actually happens inside abortion clinics. Since the passing of Roe vs. Wade, […]
By Amy Everitt The appetite for attacking reproductive freedom seems to know no bounds. Just last month, the GOP Congress held a hearing on a bill to ban abortion before most women even know they’re pregnant. They snuck fetal “personhood” language into their tax reform bill, putting tax breaks for fetuses above women’s bodily autonomy. […]
By Megan Burbank On Monday morning, the Northwest Abortion Access Fund’s weekly budget is replenished, and a new hotline shift begins. This week, Jeanie Schauerman is one of two volunteers staffing the hotline, responding to callers throughout the Pacific Northwest who need help paying for their abortion procedures. Schauerman’s been doing this work for 12 […]