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Nonprofit Fundraises So That Harvey Victims Can Get Abortions

Newborn baby girl. (Youtube screenshot/T-Rex Johnson)Newborn baby girl. (Youtube screenshot/T-Rex Johnson)

Of all the problems facing people whose lives have been turned upside-down by Hurricane Harvey, you would think an abortion would rank pretty low. That didn’t stop the Lilith Fund of Texas from creating an emergency fund so that victims can still terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

“With increased barriers like temporary clinic closures, displacement, loss of homes/vehicles, and more, access to abortion just got even more difficult for those affected by Harvey,” the nonprofit group wrote on its Facebook page.

Screen capture from Facebook.

Abortion organizations and activists rallied to the fundraising cause.

Not everyone thought abortions were a priority in the middle of the recovery effort.

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