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Where to Donate to Support Access to Abortions Right Now

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A list of abortion funds from state to state. 

Abortion Funds That Need Your Help in 2022 | How to Support Abortion Access Right Now

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Last night, while many of us were preoccupied by the Met Gala looks clogging our feed, something historic was happening at the Supreme Court. The justices privately ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a draft majority opinion of the ruling that was written by Justice Samuel Alito, then leaked, and later published by Politico

While just a draft, and not an official decision—since the New York Times notes that Supreme Court justices occasionally change their minds during the writing of opinions—many legal observers are treating the leaked document as a foregone conclusion. A formal ruling would be a huge blow to reproductive rights in the US, stripping the nation of a federal constitutional right to abortions that’s been in place for over 50 years, and allowing states to make the call on restricting or banning abortions. 

It comes based on the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a Mississippi law banning abortions at 15 weeks, which was argued before the court in December and expected to reach a decision this June. Trump appointees Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh—along with Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Alito—secured a conservative majority to uphold the case, which would directly oppose the Roe v. Wade ruling. 

If the court overturns Roe, the decision signals a devastating shift that would curtail abortion protections for those living in Republican-controlled states—particularly people of color (who face the worst maternal mortality rates in the country) and those who cannot afford to travel to receive care. The Guttmacher Institute predicts that at least 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortions. That includes states with prior abortion bans already in place before Roe v. Wade, and others with “trigger bans”—like Kentucky and Louisiana—that would immediately work to outlaw abortions once the Roe decision no longer applies. 

President Biden issued a written statement today saying that “if the court does overturn Roe, it will fall on our nation’s elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose. And it will fall on voters to elect pro-choice officials this November,” as the ruling would come on the cusp of midterm elections. 

As we’ve previously reported, activists are also supporting calls to state representatives in places where Democrats have the power to make abortion services more accessible, like California’s recent law requiring healthcare plans to offer full coverage for care. 

In the meantime, what we know is that abortion funds can use all the financial support they can get right now. Donating to an on-the-ground clinic or dedicated abortion fund helps provide resources to people living in states where access to abortions is limited and increasingly threatened. That can range from funding the actual procedure itself to transportation and lodging, which is becoming more and more imperative as people skirt laws in their home states to secure a safe abortion elsewhere. Below, some tangible ways to take action. 


Funds That Support Abortion Care Across State Lines

National Fundraiser: If you want to simplify your choices, The National Network of Abortion Funds has organized a fundraiser that splits your donation between more than 80 different abortion clinics spread across state lines. You can also customize amounts if you have preferences.  

Access Reproductive Care Southeast: Provides funding and logistical support to people seeking abortions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. 

Northwest Abortion Access Fund: An abortion fund providing childcare, financial assistance, and transportation to people in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Midwest Access Coalition: Covers travel costs, childcare, lodging, meals, and more for people seeking abortions within the Midwest.

Indigenous Women Rising: Protects native people’s rights to equitable and safe health options by providing financial aid to indigenous callers seeking abortions throughout the US and Canada. 

The Brigid Alliance: Nationwide fund that supports people traveling long distances across country for late-term abortions.  

Women’s Reproductive Right’s Assistance Project: Largest national independent abortion fund that provides funding for emergency contraceptives and abortions throughout the US, working directly with around 700 clinics nationwide. 

Abortion Funds to Support By State: 

Otherwise you can send your money to local abortion funds within every state (see a full list here provided by Abortion Funds.org), and we’ve highlighted ones below in areas that will likely enact a ban on abortions.

Yellowhammer Fund

Abortion Fund of Arizona

Arkansas Abortion Support Network

Access Reproductive Care Southeast

Northwest Abortion Access Fund

deProsse Access Fund of the Emma Goldman Clinic

A Fund, Inc.

Kentucky Health Justice Network

The Goldstein Fund

New Orleans Abortion Fund

Reclaim MI WIN Fund

Mississippi

Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund

Missouri 

Missouri Abortion Fund

North Dakota

North Dakota Women in Need Abortion Access Fund

Preterm Access Fund

The Agnes Reynolds Jackson Fund

Women Have Options – Ohio

Roe Fund

South Carolina

Access Reproductive Care Southeast

Carolina Abortion Fund

South Dakota

JEN (Justice through Empowerment Network)

South Dakota Access for Every Woman

Abortion Care for Tennessee

CHOICES Patient Assistance Fund

Mountain Access Brigade

Utah Abortion Fund

West Virginia

Holler Health Justice

Women’s Health Center of West Virginia Choice Fund

Freedom Fund

Options Fund 

Women’s Medical Fund

Chelsea’s Fund

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