Yearly Archives: 2018

Meet Alejandra Pablos, We Testify Storyteller

Alejandra Pablos, a We Testify abortion storyteller and undocumented immigrant rights activist, was detained and arrested by ICE after participating in a peaceful protest. She spent 43 days in jail. Even during her detention, Alejandra continued to speak her truth about immigrant justice and its inevitable ties to reproductive justice and her calls to action … Continue reading

Youth Testify

Young people have always been at the forefront of change. Historically, young people have been the ones to envision and create a freer and more compassionate future for their friends and families. That’s why Advocates for Youth and the National Network of Abortion Funds through their storytelling programs 1 in 3 Campaign and We Testify … Continue reading

We Testify Storytellers Saturate the Media During Roe 2018

We Testify Storytellers Saturate the Media During Roe 2018 In 2016, the National Network of Abortion Funds launched We Testify: Our Abortion Stories, a program dedicated to increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care. Since We Testify … Continue reading

Amanda in Glamour: Trump’s Abortion Comments Scare Me, But Pence’s Actions Scare Me More

As I watched the only vice presidential debate of the 2016 election, I was excited to hear abortion finally make it into the conversation. Advocates have been pushing for a moderator to #AskAboutAbortion since the primaries in the spring. As someone who has had an abortion, I watched with bated breath as CBS moderator Elaine Quijano asked … Continue reading

National Network of Abortion Funds Demands ICE Release Alejandra Pablos, Abortion Storyteller and Immigration Activist

The National Network of Abortion Funds demands the release of Alejandra Pablos, an undocumented abortion storyteller with We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, and immigration activist and organizer with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Arizona. The morning of March … Continue reading

Stephanie Testifies Against Florida’s Proposal 22

On January 25, 2018, We Testify Abortion Storyteller Stephanie Loraine testified before the Constitution Revision Commission at the Declaration of Rights Committee in opposition to Proposal 22, a policy that would undo the State of Florida’s Right to Privacy protections, and would open the floodgates for parental consent laws and 24-hour waiting period–recently thrown out … Continue reading

We Testify Abortion Storytellers Rise Up for 45th Roe v. Wade Anniversary

At the National Network of Abortion Funds, we’ve always known that the Roe v. Wade decision didn’t make the right to an abortion a reality. Together, we are rising up and refusing to rewind to a past in which abortion was inaccessible. On January 16, 2018, We Testify Abortion Storytellers shared their truths and how … Continue reading

Introducing Our Second Cohort

We Testify is dedicated to elevating the voices and stories of people who’ve had abortions, surmounted anti-abortion barriers, and speak about how race, class, and gender identity are core to their experiences. Our second cohort features new faces, powerful stories, and a constellation of perspectives ready to confront abortion stigma and speak their truth to … Continue reading