Thanks Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project!

Posted: April 15, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Last night was the 3rd annual Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project’s Bowl-a-thon bowling night at Plaza bowl. The Wingnut’s Queer Army team attended and had a great time duck pin bowling. Everyone involved in the bowl-a-thon helped to raise over 17,000 dollars (!!!!) to help women in Virginia afford abortions. This is the most they have ever raised, but it will still never be enough as long as the government and rich don’t value women and their right to choose. Abortion clinics in Virginia are still being singled out by TRAP legislation, and assholes like Cuccinelli are fighting to take away vital services from women everywhere. Feminists, radicals, anti-authoritarians, queers, and anarchists need to work to fight the restriction of women’s rights and push to make vital services like abortions MORE available to people of all backgrounds and classes.
If anyone wants to get involved with the RRFP or make any sort of donation it is never too late. The RRFP typically uses up its monthly funds during the first week of each month – the demand is far greater than their current resources. Help the RRFP and help women in Virginia:

http://www.rrfp.net/

MISSION
The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project seeks to further reproductive justice by providing practical and financial support for abortion services in Virginia and surrounding communities. RRFP strives to be a resource to the community by engaging in grassroots advocacy for the full spectrum of reproductive rights.

VISION
The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project supports access to a range of reproductive choices. Clients’ decisions when or whether to become parents are equally supported. RRFP’s mission lends specific focus to assisting women facing financial barriers to abortion services.

HISTORY
RRFP began in 2004 when volunteers at Clinic Defense (where volunteers act as patient escorts to guide women past protestors to get to their appointments) received a $20 donation from a grateful passerby. “He wanted to buy us lunch, but he ended up starting an organization!” says Lindsey from RRFP. “We saw women leaving the clinic because they couldn’t afford abortion services, and we decided that his $20 should be used to help them.”

RRFP joined the National Network of Abortion funds in 2004. “We provided assistance for our first abortion almost entirely with pennies that we collected from our houses! Now we’re helping more than 20 women every year”

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