Trump Election Prompts Donations To Local Abortion Fund

Nov 17, 2016

It's not just national organizations like Planned Parenthood getting a boost in donations, over worries about access to reproductive health care.

So is the grassroots Seattle-based CAIR Project. It helps people across the northwest pay for abortion services.

Co-president Trina Stout says they've received more than three-thousand dollars in the last week - and that's big for the small non-profit.

Stout says when the organization's money runs tight, some clients have had to delay their abortion services.

"And it is to awful to have to tell a woman to reschedule her appointment, to tell her that she has to be pregnant longer than she wants to be," Stout says. "So this increase in funds will help more people access safe abortion care."

The majority of the CAIR projects clients are in Idaho.

The gem state has four clinics that provide abortions, and the state requires a higher health insurance premium to cover abortion care.

Stout thinks the new donations are from people concerned about possible changes to reproductive rights.

President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to appoint a Supreme Court justice in favor of new restrictions.

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