How to Join the Fight for Abortion Rights
Abortion is still legal in the United States, but people living in states where abortions are banned are facing difficult hurdles to access abortion care. The Dobbs v. Jackson US Supreme Court decision hands this fundamental right back to the states, paving the way for roughly half the states to ban abortion access entirely. Here are some ways you can help in the fight for reproductive rights.
Donate to an Abortion Fund
States banning abortion will hurt families with low incomes and people of color the most, which makes abortion funds more important now than ever. In addition to the cost of abortion care, people will now need to gather funds for travel, accommodations, food, and possibly childcare while they are in another state. People with low incomes simply cannot afford to travel to another state to access an abortion. Abortion funds offer financial and logistical support to people who cannot afford the costs of associated with an abortion.
Our Abortion Finder website has a state-by-state guide that covers the law in each state. Every state’s page has a list of abortion funds and practical support organizations within that state. Many of these organizations not only help people to fund their abortions but also help arrange transportation, childcare, and lodging when people need to travel out of state for care. You can help by donating to any of the organizations listed on Abortion Finder. You may also donate to any of these national organizations:
The Brigid Alliance is a nationwide organization that provides practical and travel support to folks who must travel long distances for abortion care later in pregnancy.
Note: If you would like to request their services, please ask the provider or abortion fund you are working with to refer you.
Indigenous Women Rising
Indigenous Women Rising helps fund abortions in the United States and Canada for Indigenous people.
Note: To use this funding, you must be able to prove membership to a tribal community. Call or text: 505-398-1990
National Abortion Federation (NAF)
NAF provides information on how to access abortion across the country. In addition, patients may be able to receive financial support to pay for their abortion.
Note: It is legal to travel out of state to get an abortion, and if you qualify, NAF can help cover the cost of your travel. Hotline hours: 6:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. CST; Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. CST Call: 1 (800) 772-9100
National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)
NNAF organizes abortion funds and practical support organizations across the country to aid abortion seekers.
Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP)
WRRAP provides abortion funding for people across the country at certain provider locations. In addition to abortion funding, WRRAP also provides emergency contraception.
Talk to Friends and Family
Abortion is likely to come up while talking with friends and family, and having these conversations are very important. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a helpful guide for quick, essential facts on abortion to help prepare you for discussions about abortion rights.
Join a March
Get involved by taking to the streets; you can RSVP to marches and other events in your area.