People with uteruses have a fundamental right to decide “if, when, and how” to get and be pregnant or have a child — whether we live in one of the states where it is now illegal, or if we’re in a free state. We don’t have to face these new, repressive laws alone. Networks are forming to help fund, transport and shelter people who must leave their state to seek abortions elsewhere. Help out if you can. Join a mutual aid network or form your own! Here are a couple examples: midwestaccesscoalition.org abortionfunds.org
Do you need an abortion?
If you’re 11 weeks pregnant or less, you can take Plan C pills (misoprostol only, or both mifepristone and misoprostol). Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, Plan C is 87-98% effective. Plan C pills are available by mail in discrete packaging, and their effects are identical to spontaneous miscarriage so emergency hospital care, if necessary, won’t reveal that you have taken Plan C.
If it has been more than 11 weeks since the first day of your last period, you must have a safe in-clinic abortion to end your pregnancy in states were it is still legal.
People need to terminate their pregnancies every day, for a whole host of reasons. Reproductive justice, like so many other issues, disproportionately impacts BIPOC folks, low-income folks, and other marginalized identities. Having an abortion is safer than childbirth — planning for a child reduces family stress and increases resources available.
While we’re in this latest moment of crisis, dozens of organizations are providing information, funding, and access to safe abortions.
While this list is far from complete, here are some national (US) resources that provide Plan C and/or in-clinic abortions:
Bedsider Birth Control Support Network – information on birth control, sexual wellness, and abortion
Handbook for a Post-Roe America – along with a handbook you can order, this site also has a national map that lists local clinics, reproductive justice and rights groups, practical support and abortion funding groups.
Indigenous Women Rising Abortion Fund – specifically for Indigenous/Native American people in the US and Canada
I Need An A – connects individuals to reproductive resources with an emphasis on privacy
National Abortion Federation – directory of providers and funding
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice – serving Latina/x individuals seeking reproductive healthcare
National Network of Abortion Funds – connects people to clinics and funding
Plan C Pills – provides information and a national (US) directory of where to find abortion pills
Planned Parenthood -the nation’s largest women’s healthcare provider. provides pregnancy and STI testing, counseling, and reproductive healthcare for men and women.
Abortion funds in the American South:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee:
Arkansas Abortion Support Network
A Fund, Inc.
New Orleans Abortion Fund
North and South Carolina:
Carolina Abortion Fund
Avow and Lilith Fund
Blue Ridge Abortion Fund
Holler Health Justice