Kentucky Support Network is Bowling!-Guest Post

What do reproductive rights and bowling have in common? (Yes, you read that correctly!) A fundraising event that will change lives: Kentucky Support Network’s 2013 Bowl-a-Thon!

The Kentucky Support Network (KSN), a program of Kentucky Health Justice Network (KHJN), is a community-based, volunteer-driven service that works to connect Kentuckians to reproductive healthcare information and services. Established in 2010, we assist Kentuckians in overcoming barriers to accessing abortion, such as transportation and language access.

Your support is needed now more than ever, as political attacks on abortion access in this state and across the nation increase the barriers to abortion, especially for low-income people and people of color.

This year, KSN is joining abortion funds across the country in celebrating our first local Bowl-a-Thon, which will take place on the evening of April 19 at Vernon Lanes. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to sustain and expand the efforts of the Kentucky Support Network, and enable us to offer financial assistance to people seeking abortion.

There are many ways to get involved:

  • Captain a team, set a fundraising goal, and recruit 4-6 other bowlers to work together to meet that goal
  • Join or donate to an existing team
  • Show your support by attending the event
  • Share this information with your friends, family, coworkers, and networks via email, Facebook, Twitter, other social media, or good old-fashioned word of mouth!

However you choose to get involved, know that your support is invaluable in helping people from all walks of life realize their reproductive rights!

Email if you have questions. And thanks in advance for pitching in!


REMINDER: Our annual  fund drive Pledge-A-Picketer is NOW!
The Saturday before Mother’s Day is the biggest protester day of the year.  It also is the date  where we count protesters for donations to support the pro-choice effort and the escorts.  You can pledge a certain amount for each protester showing up that morning. If you prefer, you can also make a straight monetary donation.

Use this form to make your pledge:


2 thoughts on “Kentucky Support Network is Bowling!-Guest Post

  1. “The Senate overwhelmingly approved bills Friday that would require a woman to have an ultrasound and a face-to-face meeting with her doctor or health provider before getting an abortion.”

    Isn’t that what already happens during an abortion? I don’t know how all doctors do things, but mine 10+ years or so ago took ultrasounds to make sure my uterus was healthy and to see where the fetus implanted itself so they weren’t just poking around in there blindly. I think you’ve mentioned on here a few times that they do ultrasounds at your clinic too.

    I’d be more than happy to get a copy of the image and drop it on their desks. They can stare at the little black blob all day if they want and it still won’t be a baby.

    And which/what doctor are they talking about here that she needs to see? You already have to see a doctor to diagnose pregnancy and to have an abortion!

    WTF, Repuglicans. Can you at least make half an effort to ASK an actual doctor before you waste tax dollars to make yourself look stupid?

    Anyway, good luck with the bowling teams! I’m afraid the most I could do is fling the ball at Repuglican heads.

    • Longtail,

      I understand the outrage. My outrage seems to be with me all of the time. You support us in your comments and your passion. There are many people who work for reproductive justice who are not able to contribute monetarily, including me. We will take your wish for good luck with the bowling. Maybe if we visualize one of the Republicans making up these laws sitting in the middle of the pins, we will bowl a strike every time!

      Thanks as always,

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