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Donate For Someone Else’s Abortion — It’s For Charity

February 22, 2019

During the past 12 years the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts has “pledged nearly $640,000” to “over 2,500 people” for abortions, according to a Smith College professor.

Carrie N. Baker, co-president of the organization, wrote a column about it for the Hampshire Daily Gazette. She is a professor and director of the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College.

She doesn’t explain in the column what the word “pledged” refers to — whether the money was actually paid out or just promised if needed.

The fund was incorporated in 1988, but the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s web site keeps its information confidential:



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