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Update: I've reached my goal, but don't let that stop you from donating to NNAF!

I'll be turning 35 on December 18. If you would like to celebrate with me, please make a donation to the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) and let me know. Since I'm turning 35, I suggest a $35 donation if you can afford it, but any amount matters, even $1.

NNAF is a network of local, grassroots organizations that provide direct financial aid to people who need abortions but can't afford to pay for the costs (which often include the costs of traveling to a remote location, since in many parts of the US, the closest facility that performs abortions is hundreds of miles away). Local abortion funds exist in 42 states of the US, and you're welcome to donate directly to your local fund, but NNAF helps get the money to where it's most needed.

Right now, why NNAF's work is necessary should need no explanation. Outright violence against clinics, with the goal of scaring people who provide abortions into stopping, has been happening consistently for the past 40 years. This campaign has been accompanied by a more respectable campaign of legislative violence aimed at making abortion as hard to obtain as possible, including but not limited to the Hyde Amendment, which bans Medicaid from covering abortions and effectively prevents low-income people from getting abortions except with the help of nonprofit groups like abortion funds.

I agree with NNAF's statement: "every woman needs to have the ability to make her own decision about having a child, no matter what her income is." I would go further and say that the same is true about every person who may become pregnant, no matter what their gender.

My goal for this year is for 40 people to donate; in 2013, 36 people donated to the Ada Initiative (which has since shut down) for my birthday, so I think I should be able to get 4 more donations this year! So, if you donate, please let me know. If you don't let me know, I won't be able to know if I reached my goal, and I'll be sad. You can let me know by commenting on this post, tweeting at me or commenting on my Facebook wall, or -- if you prefer to be private -- emailing me (catamorphism at gmail.com) or sending me a private message on any of the services I use. Also, I will assume it's okay to thank you in a public post by the name or pseudonym that I know you by unless you tell me otherwise. You don't have to tell me the amount that you donated.

By donating you'll make me happy, piss off the religious right, but most importantly, help make sure nobody has to go through a pregnancy and give birth because they're short $100. So do it now! NNAF is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, so if your US employer matches funds, please request a matching donation from them so that your money goes even further.

Thanks to the following people for donating:

  1. [personal profile] emceeaich
  2. Les
  3. [twitter.com profile] bcjbcjbcj
  4. [anonymous]
  5. [twitter.com profile] puzzlement
  6. Kerry
  7. Laura
  8. Becka
  9. [personal profile] gfish
  10. [anonymous]
  11. Ming
  12. [twitter.com profile] aeolianharp
  13. Zoe
  14. Lance
  15. Chung-chieh Shan, [twitter.com profile] ccshan
  16. Conrad
  17. [personal profile] katarik
  18. [personal profile] yatima
  19. [personal profile] miang
  20. [personal profile] andrewt
  21. Aaron
  22. Daniel
  23. [twitter.com profile] jessamynsmith
  24. [anonymous]
  25. [personal profile] sathari
  26. [twitter.com profile] vaurorapub
  27. [twitter.com profile] wilkieii
  28. [personal profile] sonia
  29. [twitter.com profile] yayzerbeam
  30. [anonymous]
  31. Tinny
  32. [twitter.com profile] joshbohde
  33. [personal profile] mjg59
  34. Summer
  35. Kenny
  36. [twitter.com profile] AaronM
  37. [twitter.com profile] lindseybieda
  38. [twitter.com profile] CoralineAda
  39. [twitter.com profile] jpetazzo
  40. [twitter.com profile] ms_headdesk
  41. [anonymous]
  42. Amy
  43. [livejournal.com profile] anemone

If you donated, your name isn't on this list, and you would like it to be, let me know!

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Date: 2015-12-01 05:30 pm (UTC)
emceeaich: A close-up of a pair of cats-eye glasses (Default)
From: [personal profile] emceeaich

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Date: 2015-12-10 05:49 pm (UTC)
katarik: DC Comics: Major Slade Wilson and Captain Adeline Kane, text but I can make you better (Default)
From: [personal profile] katarik
I donated! I appreciate your excellent posts and hope to be able to support you on Patreon in the future.

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Date: 2015-12-10 05:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yatima

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Date: 2015-12-10 07:32 pm (UTC)
miang: Miang Hawwa (with Opiomorph), Xenogears: May God's love be with you (and there's nothing I can do). (Default)
From: [personal profile] miang
Thanks for the reminder! Donated today. <3

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Date: 2015-12-12 11:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewt
I'd just like to let you know that I made a sizable donation today.

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Date: 2015-12-14 09:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sathari

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Date: 2015-12-19 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anemone.livejournal.com
I also donated.


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