What is Choice?
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NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon advocates for every woman’s right to access safe, legal abortion. In addition we support efforts to prevent unintended pregnancy and reduce the need for abortion.
In 1973, the Supreme Court guaranteed American women the right to choose abortion in its landmark decision Roe v. Wade. In Roe, the Court issued a compromise between the state's ability to restrict abortion and a woman's right to choose.
Anti-choice people want to outlaw abortion, regardless of the woman's situation. They will stop at nothing to make it harder for women to access abortion. They even target the doctors who provide abortion care.
Today, gas money, a bus ticket, or a night at a hotel ... these costs should never stand in the way of accessing an abortion or be the deciding factor in whether someone makes it to their appointment. Our abortion fund, Safe Travels, is here for people who need help in getting to their abortion appointment and having a safe place to rest if needed. We help cover the cost of transportation and hotel lodging for people coming to Portland from Idaho, Southern Washington, and across Oregon who need an abortion, have no provider nearby, and cannot afford the additional expense of travel.
o We collaborate with health centers that provide abortion care in Oregon and local abortion funds to arrange services.
o Services Include:
® Hotel accommodations in Portland area
® Prepaid debit cards for clients to use for gas/ taxi/bus/train ticket
o Our fund was started in 1989 and provides support for almost 60 women every year.
o We are a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF).