April 19, 2010

Saving a Friend’s Life: National Network of Abortion Funds

View all Women’s Health Heroes. Voting closes May 14. Background info here.

Entrant: Sarah Wilson
Nominee: National Network of Abortion Funds

My women’s health heroes are the members of the National Network of Abortion Funds. They saved my friend’s life by helping her find the money to pay for her abortion last year.

My friend was trying to get out of an abusive relationship when she found out she was pregnant. At the same time, she got laid off from her job and her mom was diagnosed with cancer. I realize that seems like a lot, and I can assure you it was.

She turned to me for help, but I could only lend her $100 and she needed $600. We found the National Network of Abortion Funds on the internet and called them. The woman who we spoke with was SO nice and understanding. She gave us a list of numbers to call for help. I couldn’t believe there were people out there who could help. The thought never crossed my mind.

I’m so grateful for the National Network of Abortion Funds. They really are heroes.


2 Responses to “Saving a Friend’s Life: National Network of Abortion Funds”

  1. Megan Says:

    I am so grateful for the testimonial posted by Wendy> thank you for letting everyone know what wonderful work NNAF Funds do every day.

  2. uberVU - social comments Says:

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