The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing access to abortion care across the U.S. At the NAF Hotline, we are hearing from more people who need to travel in order to access abortion care, and we need your help.
All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000, thanks to a generous donor. Thank you to everyone who helped us reach this goal!
People decide to end a pregnancy for a complex constellation of reasons that include the impact of pregnancy and birth on their health, ability to work, and strained economic circumstances. These are conditions do not go away—and are likely heightened—in pandemic conditions. Unfortunately, some politicians are using this public health crisis as an opportunity to block access to abortion and some states have tried to stop our members from providing safe, time-sensitive abortion care. Denying or deferring abortion care places an immediate burden on patients, their families, and the health system, and can have profound and lasting consequences.
You can help offset some of these burdens by donating to the Dr. Tiller Patient Assistance Fund to help cover travel-related expenses, including our program to help clinics get pre-paid gas cards for their patients. Given the uncertainty around air travel and the health risks of public transportation, we are seeing more people drive to and from clinics so we need to increase our gas card program.
We understand that these are difficult times and that many of you might be facing unemployment or loss of income. Please know that we wouldn’t be coming to you if there wasn’t a critical need to help our Hotline patients during the pandemic. Any amount makes a difference in the lives of our patients.
Every dollar donated to the Dr. Tiller Fund will go directly to help patient access their abortion care, so please donate today.