D.C. Organizations, Leaders Fight Abortion Funding Ban

May 13, 2011  |  

(Afro) — The DC Abortion Fund has seen an outpouring of financial support since H.R. 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,was introduced. The House passed the GOP-backed legislation May 5 and it now awaits Senate approval, though President Obama has vowed to veto the measure.  In a press release dated April 14, Abortion Fund’s Tiffany Reed said the organization raised $14,619 from individuals, donors and Councilmember Jim Graham. But, said Kate Vlach, a board member of the pro-choice organization, the financial support the organization receives is not enough.  “Ultimately, the massive outpouring of support from the community has put DCAF in a very strong position to assist even more women,” Vlach said, “but a small grassroots fund like ours will never be able to replace the comprehensive coverage provided by the Medicaid program.”

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