The National Network of Abortion Funds is a network of over 100 grassroots groups in more than 40 states that help people pay for abortion services they can’t otherwise afford.
FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR ABORTION
Access Reproductive Care-Southeast provides funding assistance on a case-by-case basis for costs associated with abortion, including travel and accommodations. They work directly with clinics and patients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee to determine where financial assistance is most appropriate.
- The Linda D. Foundation provides $150 per patient for costs associated with an abortion, including travel. The fund prefers to work with patients accessing care at the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville, but will consider patients going elsewhere on a case by case basis. Additionally, people attempting to access funds through the Linda D. Foundation must have first gone through the National Abortion Federation for pre-approval before any funds may be provided.
- The Yellowhammer Fund provides financial assistance on a case by case basis for patients accessing care at the West Alabama Women’s Clinic in Tuscaloosa, Reproductive Health Services in Montgomery, or the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville.
- The Arkansas Abortion Support Network provides financial assistance for pregnant people residing in Arkansas. They work primarily with the Little Rock Family Planning clinic to offset the cost of the procedure, but are also able to assist with travel, accommodation, or childcare expenses on a case by case basis. People seeking assistance must have an appointment at a clinic, and are asked to contact the National Abortion Federation for assistance before any assistance from AASN is provided.
- The Reproductive Equality Fund of the Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center is a fund that helps support abortion services for people who need financial assistance with the cost of an abortion at the Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center. Recipients must have an abortion scheduled at this clinic. Funds are only used to help offset costs of the abortion and cannot be used for other financial needs.
- The Women’s Freedom Fund provides financial assistance to individuals who need it and are obtaining an abortion in Colorado. They work with providers to help determine the level of assistance needed on a case by case basis.
- The Broward Women’s Emergency Fund provides funding assistance for patients who have scheduled appointments at AASTRA Women’s Center, East Cypress Women’s Center, or Michael Benjamin, MD. Patients should inform the clinic they need financial assistance and the clinic will contact the fund to see if they have resources available.
- The Central Florida Women’s Emergency Fund provides funding assistance on a case-by-case basis with Planned Parenthood or NAF affiliated clinics in central Florida. People seeking assistance must have an appointment at a qualifying clinic, where the clinic will assess for financial need and contact the fund.
- The Emergency Medical Assistance, Inc. Fund provides financial assistance to patients seeking an abortion in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. People seeking assistance must have an appointment at a qualifying clinic, where the clinic will assess for financial need and contact the fund.
- The North Florida Justice Fund provides financial assistance through a no interest loan program to North Florida residents seeking an abortion.
- The Roe Fund provides financial assistance to patients who have scheduled an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Southwest or Central Florida.
- The W.O.M.E.N. Fund provides assistance for people living in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco Counties, or people who have abortion appointments at All Women’s Health Center (Tampa and St. Petersburg), Tampa Women’s Health Center, Bread and Roses, St. Petersburg Women’s Health Center, All Women’s OBGYN of Countryside, Women’s Center of Hyde Park, or BSS International (Dr. Benjamin.).
- The Women’s Emergency Network provides assistance for people getting abortions in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties through a group of partner clinics. Clinic staff assess for financial need and contact the fund.
- The Women in Need Fund works directly with the following clinics in Georgia to provide financial assistance for patients who cannot afford their abortion: Atlanta Surgi-Center, Atlanta Women’s Medical Center, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Summit Medical Associates, or Savannah Medical Clinic.
- The Chicago Abortion Fund provides funding assistance for people who are seeking to have an abortion after the first trimester. They can be reached at (312) 663-0338 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Central Time. Callers can also leave a message.
- The Planned Parenthood of Illinois Reproductive Justice Fund provides funding assistance for patients who are seeking an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois. People seeking to make an appointment for an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois should ask about financial assistance when they call to make their appointment.
- Medicaid in Illinois also covers elective abortion. If a patient is eligible for Medicaid or already receiving Medicaid benefits, they should check with the clinic of their choice to ensure they receive Medicaid reimbursement. Patients eligible for Medicaid who are not already enrolled may be able to sign up for it at the clinic they choose.
- A Fund, Inc: If you are a resident of Kentucky or are going there for your abortion, contact the local clinic to make an appointment and request funding from the A Fund.
- The Kentucky Support Network (KSN) is a statewide organization that helps people who are seeking abortion care and facing barriers. KSN can help with clinic information and referrals as well as provide help with transportation, language interpretation, and financial assistance. KSN can also assist with referrals for minors seeking a judicial bypass. For more information, call 1-855-KSN-4KSN (1-855-576-4576).
- The Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Project is a fund available for people seeking abortion at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, or for people seeking abortion who live in Mississippi but are going to an out-of-state clinic.
- The New York Abortion Access Fund provides money to help pregnant people in New York pay for abortion care. For more information call 212-252-4757.
- New York’s state Medicaid program offers coverage for abortion for pregnant people who meet the income requirements (note: there is no citizenship status requirement for Medicaid coverage). For more information call 855-355-5777. A summary of income requirements and documentation needed is available here: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/#apply.
The Roe Fund helps pregnant people in Oklahoma with low and no income obtain referral and financial assistance for abortions. The Roe Fund is a program of the Oklahoma Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. For more information call 918-481-6444 (speaking slowly, please leave a first name and phone number at least twice; the call will be returned within 24 hours).
- The SC Women’s Choice Fund can provide financial assistance for people seeking an abortion in South Carolina. For more information about the resources available through the SC Women’s Choice Fund, call 843-718-4657.
- The Carolina Abortion Fund provides some money to help pregnant people in South Carolina pay for abortion care. For more information, call 855-518-4603.
The J. Paschall Davis Fund provides money to help people pay for abortion care and birth control. The fund assists women who have their appointments at Planned Parenthood of Middle and Eastern Tennessee. Contact the J. Paschall Davis Fund at (615) 345-0952.
- The Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund assists people who live in central and western Virginia to offset the cost of first trimester abortions. Only pregnant people living in these regions are eligible for first trimester funding, but the fund will also assist pregnant people seeking second trimester abortions who live anywhere in Virginia as long as they are using a clinic in Richmond. The funds can be used to pay for the cost of the abortion, the required ultrasound, or travel expenses. The money is given directly to the clinic the patient has chosen.
- The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project offers assistance to pregnant people seeking abortion in the Richmond area.
- The DC Abortion Fund assists pregnant people seeking aspiration abortion who live in Virginia, Washington, DC, or Maryland, or are traveling to clinics within those states.
OTHER ABORTION RESOURCES
The Abortion Care Network is the national association for independent community-based, abortion care providers and their allies. While ACN does not perform clinical inspections, they have rigorous standards for applicants to ensure that they fit their core values of honesty, respect for patients and staff, and a commitment to quality care.
Exhale Pro-Voice is a free, after abortion talkline for people who need emotional support after having an abortion. The support is provided by trained counselors, many of whom have had abortions themselves. It is available from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Eastern Mondays through Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 p.m. – 1 a.m. Eastern. They can be reached at (866) 439-4253.
Faith Aloud is a free clergy counseling support service offered by All Options that provides spiritual and religious support to people before or after an abortion, and through other pregnancy experiences. Clergy come from many faith backgrounds and are trained to provide this counseling. They can be reached at (888) 717-5010.
The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide through an interrelated program of social science research, public education, and policy analysis. Guttmacher produces regularly updated fact sheets that track laws in the U.S., including: state laws and policies; state facts about abortion, unintended pregnancy, and publicly funded family planning services; mandatory counseling, waiting periods, and Medicaid funding for abortion; restricting insurance coverage of abortion; adolescent sexual and reproductive health; and unintended pregnancy in the U.S.
The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. NAF member clinics must undergo Quality Assurance and Improvement visits prior to membership and are subjected to further visits by NAF personnel on a regular basis, in addition to inspections by the state licensing agency. NAF members must also adhere to NAF’s clinical standards, including their Ethical Principles for Abortion Care. Patients accessing abortion care at NAF clinics may be eligible for support through NAF.
The National Abortion Federation Hotline provides factual information about pregnancy and abortion, confidential and non-judgmental support, referrals to quality abortion providers in the caller’s area, referrals to funding sources, help in understanding state abortion restrictions as well as case management and financial assistance for women in difficult situations. Contact the National Abortion Federation Hotline at 1-800-772-9100 (open Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.).
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a federation of over 90 affiliates that operate 850 health centers across the country. In addition to family planning, many of the affiliates provide abortion services within a range of gestational limits. PPFA clinics are subjected to standards set forth by the organization itself to adhere to the highest quality abortion care according to evidence-based practices. Patients seeking abortions at Planned Parenthood affiliates may be eligible for funding through individual clinic resources.
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is a membership organization of religious groups and clergy dedicated to affirming individual autonomy on reproductive health choices through a religious lens. They offer many resources on abortion and other reproductive health issues that help to place questions about these issues in a religious context.