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(Text adapted from my 35th birthday fundraiser.)

I'll be turning 38 on December 18. If you would like to celebrate with me, please make a donation to ACCESS Women's Health Justice and let me know. Since I'm turning 38, I suggest a $38 donation if you can afford it, but any amount matters, even $1. I recommend that you donate directly, because that way, ACCESS gets the money faster. You can also use the Facebook fundraiser that I created, which might be faster for you (though not for them) if you use Facebook already. My goal is to get 50 people to donate to ACCESS.

While Medi-Cal covers the cost of abortion in California, there are many expenses that people who need second-trimester abortions incur; only a small number of clinics in the state perform these procedures, so many people, especially those traveling from the Central Valley to the Bay Area, face transportation and lodging costs that can be challenging for many people. ACCESS operates a help line and helps callers by giving them money for gas or bus tickets, as well as setting them up with practical support volunteers -- I'm one of them -- who can house them overnight and/or give them rides.

Since I volunteer with ACCESS, this group is important to me. However, I'll also count you towards the total of 50 if you donate to your local abortion fund.

My goal for this year is for 50 people to donate, so, if you donate, please let me know. (Unless you use the Facebook link -- then I'll know automatically.) 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. You don't have to tell me the amount that you donated, and I'm not going to do public thank-yous this year unless you ask for one. (In other words, it was opt-out in the past, but now it's opt-in.)

By donating you'll make me happy, piss off the people who are dangerously close to turning the US into a theocracy that denies bodily autonomy to everyone who's not a cis man, but most importantly, help make sure nobody in California has to go through a pregnancy and give birth because they're short $100 for gas money. So do it now! ACCESS WHJ 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.
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