Abortion rights funds brace for impact ahead of court ruling

Associated Press Philanthropy Reporter Haleluya Hadero shines the spotlight on behind the scene efforts to provide direct funding for women in the short term who need access to abortion while also funding long-term advocacy and other organizing efforts to change laws over time.

In states where abortion funds don’t exist, some organizations in the alliance are setting up groups, called giving circles, that can quickly raise money and give it to women or organizations that need it, Barajas-Román said. Others are experimenting with direct cash assistance, but there are lingering questions about what funders can continue to do in a state that might ban abortion.

“It’s a very different state of affairs if something becomes illegal,” Barajas-Román said.

Haleluya hadero, associated press philanthropy

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