Bowling for abortion access
Monday March 17th 2014, 2:20 pm
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The Transvaginal Ultrabowlers at the 2013 NYAAF bowl-a-thon!

 

As you may or may not know, I moved to the Boston area a few weeks ago! As you also might know, I’ve participated in the NYAAF bowl-a-thon for two years running, raising over $2,000 to fund abortions in New York State (many of you donated in past years — thank you for your support!). What better way to acclimate myself to the Boston area than by bowling for abortion access?

It wasn’t hard to find the EMA fund. The Eastern Massachusetts Abortion (EMA) Fund is a volunteer-run organization that works to ensure that all people living in or traveling to eastern Massachusetts have access to abortion.

The EMA Fund provides people with financial counseling and with money for their abortions. They help them get onto MassHealth quickly or find doctors that will take their insurance. They negotiate with abortion providers for discounts, and they help callers pay for bus or train tickets, childcare, and translation services.

Only, here in Boston, the EMA Fund can’t host a “Bowl-a-thon” because no bowling alley will have us. You read that right: no bowling alley will have us. Either they outright don’t support abortion access, or they charge a high fee for use of the space.

On April 25th, I’ll be supporting the EMA Fund by participating in their 3rd Annual “Triathlon” (of Wii bowling, karaoke and board games). I’m fundraising for abortion access because I believe that every person has the right to make their own healthcare decisions. I believe that abortion access is a matter of social justice, economic fairness and human rights. My personal goal is to raise $1,000. Your support is crucial. Your donation of $10, $50, or $100 will help me support my new community when they need it most. Even $5 will help me reach my goal.

Check out my fundraising page here and please consider giving what you can. If you’re unable to give right now, I understand. Instead, consider forwarding this email to your friends and family, and/or posting the link to my page on your social networks to encourage others to donate.

Thank you for your support!

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