“Lisa” was 30 years old and had a five year-old child. She knew she was pregnant but had a feeling that something was wrong; she'd become severely ill and was unable to work. Lisa visited the emergency room and was told that the fetus was malformed and probably would not survive. Lisa and her partner felt that an abortion was the right decision for them.
But even under these conditions, her employer's health insurance would not cover the cost of an abortion. She and her partner were forced to come up with the money for an abortion immediately. They called The CAIR Project, and we granted them $100 toward the abortion. This grant made it possible for Lisa to have the abortion right away instead of having to wait–while in great physical pain–to scrape together the money.