The Lilith Fund
The Lilith Fund assists Texas women in exercising their fundamental right to abortion by removing barriers to access. Lilith provides:
- Direct financial assistance and counseling to empower women seeking to terminate an unwanted pregnancy
- Education and outreach within the community about reproductive rights
Why Does The Lilith Fund Exist?
The Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling made abortion legal for every woman in the United States. Unfortunately, the 1976 Hyde Amendment cut off federal funding for abortion care, creating a "dual standard" where the "right to choose" exists only for those who can afford it. One in every three women has an abortion, in a country where 12% of women live in poverty. Many low income women now find a safe, legal abortion beyond their reach and are forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to