May 14 to 20 is National Women’s Health Week! So naturally, we are renewing our focus on the Fund Women’s Health campaign that Secular Pro-Life and several like-minded organizations launched last month. Fund Women’s Health is a pro-life feminist effort to raise money for community clinics that serve low-income women in need, without destroying human life in abortions.
We’ve made progress, but this week especially, we encourage you to give! Here’s where our beneficiaries stand, starting with those who are most in need of your support:
Wyoming Health Council, WY: $110 raised
The Wyoming Health Council is a Title X provider with clinics throughout
the state. Its family planning services include pregnancy testing,
contraception, counseling, STD testing and treatment, and services for
people trying to conceive. It also administers special programs for
HIV-positive Wyoming residents.
Swope Health Services, MO/KS: $135 raised
With nine locations plus a mobile health unit, Swope serves low-income
patients throughout the Kansas City region. It offers complete women’s
health care – pregnancy, routine gynecologic care or addressing health
issues – from adolescence to maturity. Services include family planning,
prenatal care, HIV/AIDS treatment, and WIC.
Tampa Family Health Centers, FL: $215 raised
Tampa Family Health Centers is a comprehensive medical provider serving
the needs of low-income families. It recently opened its 17th Federally
Qualified Health Center location, and also has a mobile unit. Its
women’s health services include family planning, obstetric care, well
woman exams, pap smears, and HIV testing.
Gila River Health Care, AZ: $225 raised
services for the Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian communities. Its
comprehensive care includes cancer screenings, gynecological care,
prenatal services for both routine and high-risk pregnancies, and a
family planning mobile unit.
La Clinica, OR: $230 raised
La Clinica provides comprehensive care to a primarily low-income,
Hispanic population. Its Family and Women’s Health Center specializes in
women’s health from puberty through a woman’s child-bearing years and
into menopause and beyond. Offerings include prenatal care, midwifery,
general gynecological care, and family planning.
Health Imperatives, MA: $280 raised
With locations throughout southeast Massachusetts, Health Imperatives
offers contraception, reproductive health exams for women and men, STD
testing and treatment, and specialized services for at-risk populations
such as LGBTQ youth and people fleeing domestic violence. Health
Imperatives is also a WIC provider.
ODA Primary Health Care Network, NY: $340 raised
ODA is a federally qualified health center offering care 7 days a week,
365 days a year, with on-call availability 24 hours a day. Its Brooklyn,
NY health center locations provide a wide range of care to people in
need, including a women’s facility dedicated to affordable obstetrical
and gynecological services.
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, TX: $410 raised
Los Barrios Unidos offers affordable bilingual healthcare to low-income
families in the Dallas area. Its women’s health services include family
planning, clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, pap smears STD
testing and treatment, well-woman care, prenatal exams, and birth and
postpartum care. It is also a WIC provider.
We are grateful to everyone who has donated so far. Our goal is to raise at least $500 for each of the above charities. So if you haven’t already, please go to FundWomensHealth.com and make a difference for women today!