“Since 2010, the U.S. abortion landscape has grown increasingly restrictive as more states become hostile to abortion rights. Between 2010 and 2016, states enacted 338 new abortion restrictions, which account for nearly 30% of the 1,142 abortion restrictions enacted by states since the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.” —Guttmacher Institute
Who we are
In 1996, a handful of friends started a phone tree to help provide information and funds to women in the community who were in need of abortion services. As the need became more and more apparent, the fund became a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We are now an affiliate of NNAF, the National Network of Abortion Funds (www.fundabortionnow.org), a dynamic network of grassroots abortion funds raising money to ensure that all women and girls can get the abortions they seek
The mission of The Peggy Bowman Second Chance Fund is to assist Kansas women in need of financial support to obtain abortion services.
Our board currently consists of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and six additional members. We have a volunteer board of directors dedicated to raising awareness about the fund and educating the community about reproductive healthcare options.
What we do
Very simply, we are the last resort for financial assistance to KANSAS women AND PEOPLE who are seeking abortion services, wherever they obtain an abortion in the U.S.
those needing support are asked to pay as much as they are able with the help of friends and family. They can find help from NAF (the National Abortion Federation: 1-800-772-9100) or a similar fund. When this is not enough, our fund can provide assistance to those women who still cannot afford to pay for their procedure after these two avenues have been explored and exhausted.
Why we do it
As supporters of choice, we have watched women’s options for reproductive healthcare eroded through government action. The heaviest attack has been on women in crisis who don’t have the financial means to pay for an abortion or emergency contraception.
Since there are only three clinics in Kansas, women often have to drive long distances to seek care. An overnight stay in a hotel and finding child care is necessary in many cases. Work is often missed. These factors along with the financial and emotional stress make an already difficult situation much more trying.
We are here to help Kansas woman gain control over their reproductive healthcare and to give them a second chance.