AbortionFinder is a Go-To Resource
We know that for too many people right now, the process of figuring out where and how to get an abortion is confusing, complicated, and overwhelming. That’s why we have been proud to support millions of abortion seekers throughout their journeys with our AbortionFinder platform.
Here are five features offered on AbortionFinder that make it the one-stop-shop for figuring out where and how to get an abortion:
State Law Navigation
Everyone deserves access to abortion, no matter what state they live in. Unfortunately, there are currently 14 states without a health center that offers any abortion care, and others are also limiting access. Navigating these restrictions can be tricky, but AbortionFinder has a State-by-State Guide that can help abortion seekers figure out where the law stands in their state and explore out-of-state options. Select a state from the dropdown menu to get information about what to expect and to locate abortion support resources and assistance.
Verified Provider Database
Not everyone claiming to offer abortion care is legitimate! That’s why actual human beings verify that every clinic included in the AbortionFinder database provides abortion and, unlike Google, does not include the fake clinics known as “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs). CPCs are typically run by anti-abortion organizations, often with no certified medical staff and no intention of providing either abortion care or birth control. By entering the first day of their last period, their age, and their location on AbortionFinder’s homepage, abortion seekers can find tailored results based on how far along they are in their pregnancy and local laws. And rest assured that AbortionFinder never collects user data.
Nationwide Financial & Practical Assistance Options
The fact is that many folks living in states with complete abortion bans aren't able to afford the costs associated with traveling out of state to access care. In addition to a list of verified providers, AbortionFinder has all the details on getting the assistance people need to access care. Use the "Find Assistance" tab on the homepage to see all assistance options available within a state and individual detail pages for each fund and practical support organization! This will include support for all aspects of abortion care, such as lodging, childcare, meals, transportation, and more. Note: Most organizations require that you have a scheduled abortion appointment before you can start to apply for assistance.
Pill vs Procedure Guide
Both medication abortion and the abortion procedure are safe, legal, and effective. Everyone is different, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to what type is better. If someone is earlier in their pregnancy, they may have the choice between having an abortion procedure and having a medication abortion. Every provider will have their own cutoff, but some may offer the pill through 13 weeks of pregnancy. If someone is not sure which option they should choose, AbortionFinder has a guide on what to consider. Factors include how long each takes, convenience, comfort, cost, and more.
Abortion Positive Advocacy
Beyond helping abortion seekers with their own journeys, AbortionFinder is helping to foster abortion-positive conversations. AbortionFinder’s social media profiles aim to break the stigma surrounding abortion, uplift abortion storytellers, and cultivate a community of people who are committed to supporting each other. Because an amazing thing comes from talking openly about your support for abortion access, the people in your life know that you’re a safe person to go to if they need their own support. Follow along for opportunities to uplift their messaging to your own network. You can also join the movement with a head-to-toe abortion positive wardrobe.