Last fall, Hanna and her husband John were excited to be growing their family. Then tragedy struck. At her 20-week ultrasound, Hanna learned that the baby’s brain hadn't formed properly. She would face severe health and mental problems, if she survived at all.
A few weeks later, Hanna made the painful decision to end her pregnancy. Not long after returning home from the hospital with empty arms, Hanna received a bill in the mail for $2,123. It felt like a sucker punch.

Contrary to much of the rhetoric about abortion, which paints poor women as irresponsible and lazy, and rich women as selfish—in the end, I believe the decision to let River go was the most loving, most moral decision I’ve ever made.
— Hanna

Tell your legislator to support the Reproductive Health Equity Act
and ensure that every Oregonian has the affordable care we need to make decisions about our health.
At least 43,000 women of reproductive age in Oregon face high deductibles policies of $2,500 or more—that’s over a month’s salary for those earning minimum wage. While most plans cover abortion, the cost must first come out of this deductible, leaving the procedure unaffordable and inaccessible for many.
For people living paycheck to paycheck, denying access to abortion can jeopardize a family’s financial security and push them deeper into poverty.
Contact your elected officials today and tell them that every Oregonian needs access to affordable reproductive health care.
The decision about whether and when to become a parent is one of the most important decisions that we all face, and it’s a decision with important implications for our families, our economic security and our futures.
Join us and send the message loud and clear: it’s time to give every Oregonian the reproductive health care our families need to thrive.

AuthorChristine Saunders