All information in this post is for educational purposes only. Please do not do anything illegal. Check for the laws in your state. Stay safe!
Ever since the overturning of Roe v. Wade I’ve seen a ton of women and uterus owners scared; including myself. I generally try to stay neutral when it comes to politics, however, these current events have been very eye opening. This isn’t just about abortion. Roe v. Wade was an umbrella law. It was about privacy. Jane Roe and the others involved based their case on the following arguments (source
- The Texas law invaded an individual's right to "liberty" under the 14th Amendment
- The Texas law infringed on rights to marital, familial, and sexual privacy guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
- The right to an abortion is absolute - a person is entitled to end a pregnancy at any time, for any reason, in any way they choose
While I won’t get into all the details, you can do some research. I’m not going to argue political points. I’m not pro-abortion, I am pro-not my business what goes on between you and your doctor. And while I know this is a hot topic with many strong opinions on it, I urge everyone to look at what rights this protects as well as what else has been going on within the Supreme Court lately; including that On Wednesday, June 29th
2020, the U.S. Supreme Court released its ruling that states can prosecute non-Natives who commit crimes against Native Americans within indigenous reservations (source
Especially after hearing about the 10-year-old rape victim denied abortion in Ohio after the Supreme Court ruling (source
), I knew I just couldn’t speak up.
With all that being said, I made this post to do my part in helping spread information for those who need it. These resources do not mean they are free. Simply options to check out.
I will not tolerate hateful comments on negativity on this post. If this is not something you agree with, I respect your opinion and ask you to respect mine and go on to a new post or exit the page.
I tried to list these in alphabetical order to help you find the resource you need. I have compiled information from social media and plan to update this post as I find more resources that could be of help. If you have an additional resource not listed, please leave a comment and I’ll get it added.
Security and Privacy Tips for People Seeking an Abortion
The Digital Defense Fund
provides guidance on how to protect your privacy online if searching for information about abortion that might put you at personal or legal risk.
I would also recommend looking up information in regards to EMTALA. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) provides rights to any individual who comes to a hospital emergency department and requests examination or treatment. In particular, if such a request is made, hospitals must provide an appropriate medical screening examination to determine whether an emergency medical condition (EMC) exists or whether the person is in active labor. If an EMC is found to exist, the hospital must provide either stabilizing treatment or an appropriate transfer to another hospital that has the capabilities to provide stabilizing treatment. Find out more and how to file a complaint about this at CMS.org
Advice from @lisablomattorney on TikTok:
The only LEGALLY SAFE people in anti-abortion states can talk to where your conversation is legally protected and cannot be legally forced to testify:
- A lawyer
- Members of the clergy
- Spouse (*Currently, in MOST places, cannot be forced to testify)
*Doctors are NOT quite as safe. Your medical records can be subpoenaed.
Additionally, I suggest printing this information out in the event it ends up blocked or removed.
Women’s Healthcare Resources:
Abortion Care for Tennessee:
Builds power for Tennesseans by working to remove barriers and increase access to reproductive and sexual health care including safe abortion care for all people.
With more than 750 health centers, AbortionFinder.org features the most comprehensive directory of trusted (and verified) abortion service providers in the United States.
Their mission is to transform the lives, health, and overall well-being of Black women and girls by providing refuge, education, and resources. They act to ignite the collective voices of Black women resulting in our full achievement of reproductive freedom.
After Silence is a non-profit organization, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors. Its mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as their families and supporters. The core of the organization is a message board and chat room where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe environment.
Access to the AfterPill, a shelf stable drug that is ok for about 18 months.
Consists of a team of doctors, activists, and advocates for abortion rights that help people access abortion or miscarriage treatment. They send the pill worldwide for $110/90€. IF YOUR STATE IS TRYING/HAS BANNED ABORTION PILLS BY MAIL, THIS IS YOUR BEST BET.
Alabama Cohosh Collaborative:
Quality improvement and reproductive health equity within the state of Alabama. All facets of reproductive care - from abortion to birth to postpartum, and beyond - are vital to a healthy, well-balanced community. We seek to increase access to reproductive health care, improve the quality of care, and reduce health disparities in Alabama.
Arkansas Abortion Support Network:
Works to reduce barriers to abortion access in Arkansas through clinic escorting, abortion funding, and community outreach & education. They provide abortion support services to Arkansans regardless of race, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, incarceration, or citizenship status.
Baltimore Abortion Fund:
Provides direct financial support and other practical assistance to people who live in or travel to Maryland and need abortion care.
Blue Ridge Abortion Fund:
Provides community members with financial support, transportation, and lodging assistance for abortions. Through education and community outreach, we reduce stigma and increase awareness.
Provides practical and responsive abortion services to Central Texas.
A national organization that covers travel, accommodations, meals, childcare, etc. for people who must travel for an abortion.
Buckle Bunnies Fund:
Provides practical support for people seeking abortions in Texas. Help with transportation, funds to help with hotels, lodging costs, and emergency contraceptive funds to go towards abortion.
Helps with abortion, birth control, and questions about reproductive healthcare. They do consultations online and send abortion pills in the mail.
Chicago Abortion Fund:
Provides financial, logistical, and emotional support to people seeking abortion care in Chicago, Illinois, and the Midwest.
Clinic Access Support Network:
Mobilizing the power of volunteers, CASN provides transportation, meal stipends, accommodations, childcare assistance, and compassionate care to people seeking abortion services in Houston.
Cobalt Abortion Fund:
Provides direct financial assistance to individuals seeking abortion care. Our mission is to work toward reproductive freedom for all people and to provide financial assistance without judgment or question to people who seek an abortion but are unable to pay the full cost.
A community-rooted nonprofit organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy, self-determined lives in Colorado.
: This list is for physicians who are willing to perform a tubal ligation on any patient, 18-21+, no matter their marital status or number of children. Please keep that in mind when submitting yourself/a doctor. This is a crowd sourced list. It has not been verified and is not a guarantee the doctor will perform surgery. Your doctor will still discuss all options with you. This list is a resource to help you find a physician who may help.
Elevated Access is a brilliant and courageous group of licensed pilots who volunteer their time, skills, and planes to transport anyone who needs abortion care access or gender-affirming care. And the best part? They do it for free. They join a growing list of grassroots efforts to connect patients with safe access to abortion care.
An abortion pill more suited for larger women. Ella can be effective for up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. However, like all morning after pills, it is more effective the sooner you take it.
Provides counseling after abortions.
First State Abortion Fund:
A local, volunteer-powered program rooted in a reproductive justice framework, with the mission of breaking down financial barriers and increasing abortion access.
Makes abortion accessible in the Rio Grande Valley (Texas) by providing financial and practical support regardless of immigration status, gender identity, ability, sexual orientation, race, class, age, or religious affiliation and to build grassroots organizing power at intersecting issues across our region to shift the culture of shame and stigma.
Fund Texas Choice:
Helps Texans equitably access abortion through safe, confidential, and comprehensive travel services and practical support.
Modern abortion care, without the clinic, Get fast, safe, and affordable abortion care from home. Chat with a medical provider within 36 hours. Medications are shipped daily.
Our mission is to assist anyone who has been victimized by sexual assault or abuse. Our website is a compilation of information around different instances of sexual violence. We offer resources to assist survivors and their families, and we will continuously be adding more.
Reproductive legal helpline about your legal rights for at-home abortion.
isurvive is an online abuse survivor support group. They are a volunteer-driven organization with a team composed of people from various places around the United States, Australia, Europe and the UK.They offer resources and forums where adult survivors of child abuse and their loved ones can seek support.
Jane's Due Process:
Helps minors in Texas with judicial bypass for abortion, navigate parental consent laws, and confidentially access abortion and birth control. They provide free legal support, 1-on-1 case management, and stigma-free information on sexual and reproductive health.
Kentucky Abortion Fund:
Helps women with funding for abortions in other states + provides funds to help defray costs for low-income women to get long-acting reversible birth control.
For 30 years, LIFEbeat has worked with a network of local and national sex health service organizations to bring lifesaving prevention, safe sex, and support resources to hundreds of thousands of music fans.
The oldest abortion fund in Texas, serving the central and southern regions of the state with direct financial assistance for abortions.
Call or text 833-246-2632 for support in self-managing a miscarriage or abortion.
Midwest Access Coalition:
Helps people traveling to, from, and within the Midwest access a safe, legal abortion with support in the following areas: travel coordination and costs, lodging, food, medicine, and emotional support.
National Abortion Federation:
The mission of the National Abortion Federation is to unite, represent, serve, and support abortion providers in delivering patient-centered, evidence-based care.
New Orleans Abortion Fund:
If you live in or are seeking care in Louisiana, Texas, or the surrounding states, they will connect you with the funding and resources you need to access abortion care.
New York Abortion Access Fund:
The New York Abortion Access Fund organizes an annual fundraiser to assist anyone in New York or traveling to New York who cannot afford an abortion; this organization will pay the total bill and provide connections to other resources.
A safe and anonymous place for teens to get information and support from other teens with a chat room, Monday through Thursday 4:30-9:30 PST.
The largest online community for sexual abuse and domestic violence survivors to chat, find resources, and share their stories. Pandora’s Project provides information, facilitates peer support, and offers assistance to male and female survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family.
A directory of women and LGBT safe healthcare practitioners in the United States.
Information about how people in the US can access abortion pills online.
Planned Parenthood health centers provide a wide range of services — namely preventive care, including birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and screenings for cervical and other cancers. Our dedicated doctors, nurses, and support staff take time to not only talk with patients but to see them for who they are as individuals and support the life they envision for themselves.
RAINN - National Sexual Assault Hotline:
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including: Confidential support from a trained staff member, Support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams, Someone to help you talk through what happened, Local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery, Referrals for long term support in your area, Information about the laws in your community, Basic information about medical concerns.
Repro Legal Helpline:
A free, confidential helpline where you can get information about your legal rights regarding self-managed abortion.
Focuses on giving access to Misoprostol, allowing self-managed at-home abortions.
: Peer-based, trauma-informed emotional support 7 days a week for anyone using abortion pills.
Safe to Choose:
Provides accurate information on safe abortion options.
Mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.
Three for Freedom:
Helps to order your own BC, EC, and med AB pills so you can be prepared and in control.
A non-profit working to make sure abortion is available in MN since it's basically the sanctuary state for the upper Midwest.
Focuses on Latino and low-income communities.
Women Help Women:
Provides information on self-managed medication abortions. they have volunteers who answer questions who are based outside the US so they're out of the reach of any Texas-style bounty law. As of this post they are not sending birth control to anyone in the USA.
Women on Web:
An online abortion service that can help you do a safe abortion with pills.
WRRAP - Women's Reproductive Right Assistance Project:
WRRAP assists women and girls of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds who are financially unable to pay for safe, legal abortions or emergency contraceptives. We provide funds directly to pre-screened, pre-qualified health clinics and doctors across the nation on behalf of women in need of abortion services or emergency contraceptives. WRRAP does not ask for repayment of funds. WRRAP fills the gap between public and private funding and what low-income women are able to afford. Our highly-trained volunteers staff our telephone hotline five days a week, working directly with over 700 clinics, hospitals, and doctors across the country, getting funds to women in need.
Yellowhammer Fund provides information and financial assistance without judgement, stigma or inaccuracies. Assistance includes funding for abortion services or the supports needed in order to access abortion in the Deep South; free Emergency Contraception by mail to those who live in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle; safer-sex kits and accurate comprehensive sex education materials, pregnancy tests, and referrals for free or low-cost medical services such as STI testing and treatment, well-person exams, prenatal care, post-partum care; contraceptive services including long acting, reversible contraception methods, PrEP, and hormone therapies for trans patients.
Get Involved in Activism
Please note that a lot of the above resources could use volunteers which would be a great form of activism. I’m trying to avoid being repetitive with resources, so don’t forget to check them out if you’re someone who is simply trying to be helpful.
Research who is on your ballot, and links to their websites and positions.
They are fighting to end the criminalization of black youth in the United States.
Elect candidates in favor of abortion rights and represent the people they serve.
How to Register to Vote:
Check here to see if you are registered to vote. If you are not, 40 States Plus DC allows you to register online.
A resource for men to learn how to be effective allies.
Whatever it takes:
We are a nonviolent civil resistance movement committed to the defense of women's bodies, our shared rights, our families, and future generations through disruptive mass participation civil disobedience.
If you are someone who simply wants to help, be sure to use Amazon Smile
. Choose The National Network of Abortion Funds or another other pro-choice charity as your charity for a portion of the money you spend to be sent to them.
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