The National Network of Abortion Funds plays a critical role in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements because it fosters an authentic and radical community rooted in support and compassion.
We provide framing, policy analysis, and local mobilization around complex, rapidly shifting issues connected to racial and economic justice, and we connect national level issues to statewide trends.
We’re working with organizations in our network across the nation to fight barriers on the ground. Our active policy and organizing campaigns begin with ending all abortion coverage bans, especially the Hyde Amendment, alongside the All* Above All campaign.
We’re centering the on-the-ground expertise of abortion funds in building a policy platform that makes the lives of our callers better by focusing on a holistic vision for justice. We’re committed to expanding the conversation to include the voices of those most affected by barriers to abortion access, and to racial, economic, and reproductive justice.
We believe all people are best equipped to care for and affirm their bodies, identities, and health for themselves and their families—in all areas of their lives.
Some of the policies that most affect the lives of people who call abortion funds are:
Our strategy for political decision making
We use the following questions to guide our thinking as we evaluate policies and campaign efforts to support:
- Does this policy expand and increase financial or logistical access to abortion?
- Does this decrease the targeted criminalization of people of color and low-income people during pregnancy, miscarriage, and abortion?
- Does this increase the autonomy of people who have abortions, especially people of color, minors and people under state control?
- Does this policy economically empower individuals and families so that finances don’t dictate reproductive decisions?
Culture Change Strategies
Through creative communications and grassroots organizing, we are shifting culture around abortion access while opening the door for new people to join our movement who haven’t been included in the past.
We are opening new spaces for exploration and collaboration, ranging from the organic nature of kitchen table and front stoop conversations to structured labs—all to innovate new strategies and tools, exchange information and lessons learned, and build a strong network.
As our voices become a chorus for change, we shift the dominant culture around abortion from shame to pride, barriers to access, isolation to community and family, and towards the wisdom that abortion is a regular part of our reproductive lives and health care.
Through We Testify, we are ensuring that abortion stories are as diverse as the people who have them. We Testify is a program dedicated to increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care. We Testify seeks to build the power and leadership of abortion storytellers, particularly those of color, those from rural and conservative communities, those who are queer identified, those with varying abilities and citizenship statuses, and those who needed support when navigating barriers while accessing abortion care.