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Help fiery--flames pay for a surgical abortion
$160 raised
36% of $450 goal
10 contributors
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Ended Apr 1, 2017
Hi, I'm fiery--flames (Kristen) and I found out on Wednesday (01/04/17) that I'm pregnant. I'm not in a mental or financial position to continue the pregnancy; I need funds to help pay for a surgical abortion.

[NOTE: This fundraiser replaces the fundraiser I began on YouCaring.com. YouCaring deleted my fundraiser, which is disappointing. The good news is that I had already withdrawn the donations collected up through 01/10/17 (screenshot here), so I am already $215 closer to my goal of $625!]

I found out on Wednesday (01/04/17) that I'm pregnant, and I want to terminate the pregnancy. I'm trying to raise funds to help me pay for a surgical abortion. My appointment is on 01/20/17, which is past the time that I can obtain a less costly medical abortion.

The Texas Equal Access Fund will be assisting with travel and lodging, so I am only trying to cover the cost of the procedure itself and the cost for a dogsitter. (My husband is driving me to the clinic, leaving no one to care for our dog while we're away. For obvious reasons, we'd prefer to not bring him with us and might not even be able to depending on what lodging TEA Fund can help provide.) 

My husband and I recently took a large financial blow and while we could cover this cost by using the remaining credit on our emergency credit card, it would place us into a very precarious financial situation. We would not be able to shoulder any additional surprise expenses - car trouble, a medical emergency, etc. and that is a scary place to exist.

The costs I am trying to cover with this fundraiser are as follows:

  • Procedure: $575 (quoted by the closest PP location, about 300 miles away)
  • Pet sitter: $50 ($25/night for 2 nights)

SUBTOTAL: $625

I was able to withdraw the $215 I had already collected through YouCaring ($225 in donations, minus about $10 service fee from YouCaring), so I'm really only looking at raising another $410. I am asking for $450 because FundRazr will charge me 5-7% of the funds collected, plus another 2.9% + 30 cents of each transcation (donation). My math is as follows: 410 * 1.099 = 450.59. I want to make sure that the funds I collect will actually cover my expenses, which is why I'm also trying to cover the ~$40 that will be charged to use the Fundrazr platform.

TOTAL GOAL: $450

I will provide receipts after the procedure to show that any donated funds are used only for the purposes listed above. If the funds raised exceed my target goal of $450 then any/all excess funds will be donated directly to the Texas Equal Access Fund to assist someone else with their need for abortion care.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask by leaving a comment or emailing me directly at afieryfeminist@gmail.com. If you would prefer to donate via PayPal to bypass the Fundrazr fee, you may also make donations using my email (afieryfeminist@gmail.com). Any donations received via PayPal will be added to the updates on this fundraiser to accurately reflect donations received.

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