JULY 2019
PDF Makes Grants Where They Are Needed Most
Abortion rights have come under increasing attack from statehouses and legislators in Washington.
Nine states have passed bills to limit access and procedures. In Washington this week, Planned Parenthood is confronting a new Trump administration rule stating that taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions.

As Roe v. Wade continues to be litigated, PDF’s fiscally sponsored Boston Abortion Support Collective provides free physical, emotional, spiritual and informational support for people throughout the full spectrum of reproductive experiences, with a focus on abortion and pregnancy loss.

BASC is built on a foundation of Reproductive Justice , described by SisterSong as a southern black movement that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized people and their intersecting identities in the fight for reproductive access, care and autonomy.

“We are an organization reclaimed and lead by people of color, gender variant people, queer people and immigrants with strong support from white accomplices,” they say. “We are as interested in breaking down the broader stigma around abortion as we are in supporting each individual. We are working to create an accessible culture of community based support.

“Because we believe everyone should have access to all the resources they need to choose whether, when and how to be sexual, to reproduce and to parent.” Read more here .
Keeping Families Together
Resisting ICE
In the face of threats and imminent ICE raids, PDF grantees like AMOR Rhode Island (Alliance to Mobilize our Resistance) are organizing and providing a lifeline. Their AMOR Support Line is a 24-hour multilingual (currently English and Spanish) line that connects community members to AMOR’s network of services, including comprehensive mental health care, legal support, court accompaniment, community support, transportation, and interpretation. Read more here.
Charity Navigator awards PDF four stars for the fifth consecutive year
PDF has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator since 2013, one of only 141 organizations with this rating and classified as working on Human and Civil Rights. As defined by Charity Navigator, this means that PDF “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.

“Donors can be more confident that in supporting those charities rated highly by Charity Navigator, they will be supporting organizations that are more financially healthy, accountable, and transparent.” Read more here .
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