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Nearly 100 Grassroots Abortion Funds Face Rising Post-Roe Need

  • Small local funds help cover abortions, travel, lodging
  • Donations spike in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling
Abortion rights demonstrators chant outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 25.

Abortion rights demonstrators chant outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 25.

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

The brand-new REACH fund of Connecticut launched its first fundraising campaign last week. Its goal was modest, $50,000, but its timing proved prescient.

The new abortion fund — its acronym stands for Reproductive Equity, Access & Choice — joined a growing list of nearly 100 such abortion aid groups around the country, just as the Supreme Court was about to issue a ruling expected to magnify the need for them.