August 4, 2010
I say “this is Em from CAF, that’s C-A-F, calling about your procedure in (month)” and it can take a minute- I like to wait for the moment of remembrance before I go on, just in case. Sometimes they get terse once the realize who it is. Sometimes they get excited. Most times, they just don’t know what to expect. I don’t blame them. Most of the women we help are used to uncaring workers or ridiculously bureaucratic government processes that aim to get them out of programs, not really to help them.
Vegan_Em at the Chicago Abortion Fund, a Third Wave grant partner, shares what it’s like to get back in touch with the young folks the Fund has given emergency grants to for abortion procedures. How have their lives changed? What do they have to say about the process? She blogs it here.
Written by: Melissa Gira Grant