Feminist Conversations is a regular feature at Feminists for Choice, where we talk to pro-choice advocates about what activism looks like to them. Today we’re talking to Carrie Klaege. Carrie is a long-time women’s rights activist, with experience working as a clinic assistant with Planned Parenthood and as clinic director for Dr. George Tiller. Carrie recently founded the Abortion Access Network of Arizona, which provides funding resources to those seeking reproductive health services. She is currently working toward her master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has a goal of working to decrease gender discrimination in the workplace. When not being a mom, student, and activist, Carrie enjoys reading and designing chainmaille jewelry.
1. When did you first get involved in the pro-choice movement? And what was your motivation for getting involved?
I was raised in a pro-choice family, but it wasn’t until after I had my own abortion that it became clear to me how important access to safe abortion services is.
2. Why did you found the Abortion Access Network of Arizona?
After working in the clinic with people who were scraping together every last penny to have their abortion, I realized how important funding is. [Read more...]