Women Have Suffered Thirty Years Of Injustice As A Result Of Restrictive Government Funding.
Your Thirty Dollars Will Make A Difference In Their Lives.
For 30 years, the Hyde Amendment has prohibited the federal government from funding basic reproductive health care services for low-income women. As a result, for many women with limited resources abortion may not be a viable option, even though Roe v. Wade guarantees a woman’s right to make her own personal health care decisions.
At the National Abortion Federation (NAF), our mission is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. One of the ways that NAF works to achieve our mission is by providing unbiased, factual information about abortion and pregnancy through our national, toll-free Hotline. The NAF Hotline operates six days-a-week; provides non-judgmental, confidential information; and helps to raise money for women who cannot afford the abortion care they need.
Following is an example of one woman we were recently able to assist:
Early in “Aimee’s” pregnancy, she and her husband were in a terrible car crash. He was killed, and the medications she took during her recovery caused abnormalities in the development of her fetus. Aimee was grieving for her husband, caring for her 4-year old son, and facing multiple surgeries to heal her injuries. She knew she needed to have an abortion. When she went to a hospital near her home, they refused to help, turning her away because her life was not in danger. In less than 24 hours, NAF Hotline staff raised the initial funds necessary for a NAF member clinic to provide the abortion care Aimee needed. The clinic arranged for her to make the remaining payments over time. Aimee’s procedure was completed the following day, allowing her to return to the difficult task of rebuilding her life.
Today, we are asking for your help. Thirty years of denying low-income women access to reproductive health care services is 30 years too long.
>ACT NOW by making a donation of $30 to NAF’s Hotline.
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