The D.C. abortion ban denies basic care to women in dire circumstances. Here is a snapshot of 3 women who are D.C. Medicaid enrollees and who turned to the D.C. Abortion Fund (DCAF) because Congress prohibits D.C. Medicaid from covering abortion procedures.
- A 21-year-old mother living in a homeless shelter with her one-year-old daughter learned she was pregnant and worked desperately to raise several hundred dollars to cover the cost of her abortion, even though she did not have enough money to pay for housing.
- A 15-year-old high-school student and her mother called while struggling to come up with the more than $750 necessary to afford her abortion care. The family had lost their home and was living in a friend’s basement, while the young woman was working at McDonald’s after school to help make ends meet.
- A 38-year-old survivor of domestic violence learned she was pregnant while the man involved was incarcerated, and her procedure would cost nearly $500 out-of-pocket.
They represent the 100% of women who deserve access to a safe, legal abortion – on demand and without apology. You can help – please donate today toward DCAF’s Give to the Max page on Razoo. Proceeds will go directly toward DCAF’s work assisting local patients.