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Amanda Shires confronts ‘The Problem’ with abortion in the South through new song

Amanda Shires wants people who have had abortions to feel less alone in their decision. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter released “The Problem,” about a couple navigating the decision to have an abortion, on International Safe Abortion Day. All proceeds will benefit Alabama’s Yellowhammer Fund, an abortion fund and [...]

By |2020-09-30T16:40:42-05:00September 29, 2020|Feature, Health, Reckon|Women|

As women suffer more under the financial strains of COVID-19, The Wealth Edit is stepping up to help

Cassandra Leibensperger gave birth to her daughter Tzipporah in January. She was supposed to start a new engineering job with a government contractor in Huntsville, Ala. when her maternity leave ended in April. But her employer was not able to safely accommodate her work accommodations, required due to her [...]

By |2020-09-29T09:35:00-05:00September 28, 2020|Economy, Reckon|Women, Story|

Widowed at a young age, she turned tragedy into a catalyst for supporting women’s financial planning

Emily Lassiter is an attorney turned financial advisor and mother of two who lives in Birmingham, Ala. She co-founded The Wealth Edit, an online, membership-based community for women looking to learn more about personal finance with Emily Pearson, another Birmingham-based financial advisor. Emily talks about losing her husband at [...]

By |2020-09-25T10:08:37-05:00September 24, 2020|Feature, Reckon|Women|

Reproductive justice non-profit buys Alabama abortion clinic

The director of the Yellowhammer Fund, a non-profit that provides financial assistance for abortions in Alabama, said she was considering shutting down the organization amid financial worry before Alabama passed a law banning near all abortions in the state in May 2019 . One year later, after an influx of more than $2 million in donations from across the country in the immediate aftermath of the ban and the support of 1,200 monthly financially sustaining members, the fund now owns and operates the West Alabama Women’s Center, one of three of remaining abortion clinics in the state.

By |2020-09-18T10:58:16-05:00May 15, 2020|Health, Reckon|Women, Story|