Shifting Grantmaking To The Abortion Providers And Local Independent Clinics

Jul 29, 2021
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Over the past several decades, medical professionals and policymakers have come to recognize that the best healthcare solutions are those that are funded at every intersection. It's time that abortion be invited into those portfolios. There is an urgent and necessary opportunity for independent clinics and providers to exist in grants that center health equity, economic justice, entrepreneurship, or maternal mortality.

It is time for healthcare and women's foundations to actively join those behind the doors of independent clinics that tend to waiting areas, front desk, exam rooms and labs in the local fight for patient access and safety. It is time to visibly include providers in clinic settings, not just policy wonks, in philanthropy's definition of abortion access and advocacy. Organizers along the frontline must be seen and funded for movements to thrive and for reproductive liberation to be achieved.

Shifting Grantmaking To The Abortion Providers And Local Independent Clinics