National Network of Abortion Funds
42 Seaverns Ave., Boston, MA, 02130Phone: (617) 524-6040 | Fax: (617) 524-6042
Stephanie Poggi, Executive Director
Shawn Towey, Communications Director
Type of Organization: National Grassroots/Advocacy
The National Network of Abortion Funds, an affiliation of local Abortion Funds, believes that the right to choose abortion is meaningless without access to abortion services. We oppose all efforts to restrict abortion rights and are committed to fighting for access to abortion for all women. All restrictions on abortion access and funding are discriminatory because they especially burden poor women, young women, women of color and rural women. We believe that it is the responsibility of government to fund abortions, either through Medicaid or within any national health care plan. At the same time, we believe that we must act now to support women who want abortions and cannot afford them. Member Funds of the National Network of Abortion Funds provide financial assistance and support to women seeking abortions. The National Network is created for the following purposes: To facilitate networking and provide mutual support for existing funds; To do outreach and provide support for the creation of new Funds; to explore new ways to meet the immediate funding needs of women; To engage in coalition work at the national level on issues of access to abortion, reproductive freedom and health care, with a special emphasis on funding.