USA: National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)
The National Network of Abortion Funds has members in most states in the USA. Their members are grassroots abortion funds who are working to help women in their communities. They believe women deserve justice and do all they can to make abortion accessible, one woman at a time. They say:
Why fund abortion now?
Because the right to abortion is meaningless if you don’t have the resources to pay.
In response to drastic limits on abortion access resulting from last summer’s disastrous bills in Texas, abortion funds on the ground mobilized immediately. This ongoing crisis has actually produced new abortion funds, including practical support networks that help with travel, shelter, and other logistics. We have been working closely with people in affected areas to help these emerging funds coordinate efforts, and we’ve offered assistance in multiple ways so that as clinics close, barriers multiply, and expenses increase far beyond what is feasible, volunteers and agencies are prepared to direct women to resources.
But even as abortion fund activists work to meet the needs of women traveling ever farther distances to get an abortion in Texas, a wave of copycat restrictions is rolling over neighboring states, threatening to close most of the few remaining clinics in neighboring states.
This is why we’ve been working with activists in these states to bolster their efforts and strengthen a network of access across a broad swath of the American south.