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My name is: Michelle, but most people call me Dark online.
My gender-pronouns are: They/them/their.
I am: 26 years old, a feminist, liberal, an atheist, an omnivore, and an ISFJ.
The Feminist: Intersectional, body positive, pro-choice, and sex positive.
My privileged identities include: Female assigned at birth (trans* privilege), white, able-bodied, allistic (?), dyadic, monogamous.
My non-privileged/oppressed identities include: Gender-fluid, fat, gray-a, neuroatypical, and gay.
I have: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder.
I like: Pets & animals, animal welfare, pet care & pet care education, ~*SCIENCE!*~, anatomy & physiology, roleplaying, anime/manga, computer & video games, rock & metal music.
Sister Joan Chittister, Catholic Nun (via timehasflewn)
holy shit i love this quote
I vote we stop using the term “pro-life” and change to “pro-birth”, and every time someone asks “What does that mean?”, you can explain this and the other racialized, classist, misogynist, body policing, rape culture reinforcing bullshit behind “pro-life” dogma.
These are the women in the Catholic Church that the Vatican is actively trying to silence.
Searching for a clinic and a doctor in your state is hard, and is almost impossible if you don’t have any money or means to travel.
Below are links to organizations that have abortion funds by state, then by city.
Please note: Many of these sites lead to either Planned Parenthood or The National Network of Abortion Funds.
If any organizations are not on the list, please don’t hesitate to add them in or message us!
*Much of the language used is cis-centric.
Pauline’s Abortion Loan Fund - Anchorage, AL
Alabama: Has no local funds.
Arkansas: Has no local funds.
It’s Your choice: The Abortion Fund - Phoenix, AZ
WRRAP - Los Angeles, CA
Make a Difference Fund - San Diego, CAx
ACCESS - Oakland, CA
Reproductive Equality Fund - Boulder, CO
Connecticut: Has no local funds.
D.C. Abortion Fund - Washington, DC
Delaware Pro-Choice Medical Fund - Wilmington, DE
Laura Knudson Women in Need Fund - Jacksonville, FL
The Roe Fund - Sarasota, FL
Emergency Medical Assistance Inc. - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Central Florida Women’s Emergency Fund - Orlando, FL
Women’s Emergency Network - Miami, FL
Broward Women’s Emergency Fund - Hallandale Beach, FL
W.O.M.E.N. - Tampa, FL
Women in Need Fund - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Pro-Choice Action Committee - Atlanta, GA
Hawaii: Has no local funds.
Heartland Justice Fund - Des Moines, IA
deProsse Access Fund/Emma Goldman Clinic - Iowa City, IA
Iowa Abortion Access Fund - Cedar Rapids, IA
North Idaho Fund - Yakima, WA (Serves ID!)
Chicago Abortion Fund - Chicago, IL
PP of Illinois Reproductive Justice Fund - Chicago, IL
Indiana: Has no local funds.
Peggy Bowman Second Chance Fund - Wichita, KS
Women in Need Fund - Overland Park, KS
A Fund Inc. - Louisville, KY
Louisiana: Has no local funds.
Hope Fund - MA
Abortion Rights Fund of Western Mass - Amherst, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund - Cambridge, MA
The Jane Fund of Central MA, Inc. - Holden, MA
June Coleman Reproductive Justice Fund - Baltimore, MD
Safe Abortions for Everyone (SAFE) - Freeport, ME
The Jane Doe Loan Fund - Flint, MI
Fountain Street Church Choice Fund - Grand Rapids, MI
Jane Doe Fund - East Lansing, MI
Hersey Abortion Assistance Fund - Minneapolis, MN
Missouri: Has no local funds.
Mississippi: Has no local funds.
Blue Mountain Clinic Access Fund - Missoula, MT
Trust Women Fund, Inc. - Livingston, MT
Sarah’s Circle - Billings, MT
North Carolina: Only organization is temporarily out of funding.
Abortion Access Fund - Bellevue, NE
The Joan Fund - Concord, NH
New Hampshire Fund for Choice - Manchester, NH
The Elizabeth Area Financial Assistance Program - Elizabeth, NJ
The Justice Fund - Morristown, NJ
Justice Fund of Passaic County - Newark, NJ
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice - Albuquerque, NM
Abortion Assistance Fund - Albuquerque, NM
Justice Fund - Reno, NV
New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) - New York, NY
The Joan Bechhofer Fund - Ithaca, NY
The Abortion Fund of PP of NYC - New York, NY
Third Wave Foundation Emergency Fund - New York, NY
Haven Coalition - New York, NY (provides for people needing to travel to NY for second trimester abortions)
The Access Fund/ Aphrodite Medical PLLC - Vestal, NY
Women Have Options - Granville, OH
Cleveland Abortion Network - Cleveland, OH
Preterm Cleveland - Cleveland, OH
Agnes Reynolds Jackson Fund - Toledo, OH
The Roe Fund - Tulsa
Network for Reproductive Options - Eugene, OR
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette Abortion Fund - Portland, OR
Vivian Campbell Fund - Pittsburgh, PA
PP of Northeast and Mid-Penn Fund For Choice - Harrisburg, PA
Margaret C. Rubin Freedom Fund - York, PA
Western PA Fund for Choice - Pittsburgh, PA
Women’s Medical Fund - Philadelphia, PA
Women’s Health & Education Fund - Providence, RI
Hope Fund - Providence, RI
South Carolina Women’s Choice Fund - Charleston, SC
South Dakota Access for Every Woman - Sioux Falls, SD
J. Paschall Davis Fund - Nashville, TN
Texas Equal Access Fund - Dallas, TX
Stigma (Bush) Relief Fund - Austin, TX
Lilith Fund, Inc. - Austin, TX
Jim Wimberly Fund - Austin, TX
Utah: Has no local funds.
Women in Need Fund (VA) - Richmond, VA
Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project - Richmond, VA
Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund - Charlottesville, VA
Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom - Burlington, VT
Abortion Access Network - Seattle, WA
The Community Abortion Info & Resources (CAIR) Projectx - Seattle, WA
Women in Need Fund - Renton, Yakima, and Tacoma, WA
Women’s Medical Fund Inc. - Madison, WI
Freedom Fund Inc. - Marshfield, WI
Options Fund Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
The WV Free Choice Fund - Charleston, WV
Women for Women - Lander, WY
<3 Love always,
Alex and Ailish
The Abortion Assistance Blog was created to be a resource for abortion funds and other practical support for people in need of an abortion. Legal barriers are not the only obstacles that stand in the way of accessing abortion. Some people don’t have the money. Some people have to travel hours to the nearest clinic, and many lose even more time because of state-mandated waiting periods.
Patients traveling to get an abortion may need help finding transportation and lodging in an unfamiliar city. This blog will be mostly submission-based, for those who are willing to provide a ride to and/or from the clinic, a place to stay, or help finding either. Other information, such as assistance finding a clinic, birth control, or child care, is always appreciated.
Please spread the word about this blog, so that people who need help can find those willing to give it.
Abortion has become an increasingly controversial topic. The anti choice movement has created a plethora of misinformation and flat-out lies. If you google information about abortion, a lot of scary, untrue “information” can come up, and this can be dangerous. I’m here to debunk some common myths about abortion.
MYTH: If you have an abortion, you won’t be able to have any kids in the future.
REALITY: Abortion is an extremely safe procedure. It’s 10 times safer than giving birth if performed before the 18th week of pregnancy, and about twice as safe as having your tonsils removed. A safe, uncomplicated abortion procedure should not affect future fertility. An abortion does not make miscarriage more likely, increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy, cause birth defects, cause premature birth, or increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
MYTH: Abortion causes breast cancer.
REALITY: A link between abortion and breast cancer has never been found. This myth has been promoted by people and groups that are against abortion; they use this idea to frighten people away from obtaining an abortion.
MYTH: If I have an abortion, I will become depressed and get “post-abortion stress syndrome.”
REALITY: The American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association do not recognize the existence of “post-abortion stress syndrome.” They have found the anti-choice studies and research flawed. Most scientific studies found that the long-term reactions to having an abortion are positive. Those at high-risk for depression and other psychological issues after abortion are people who already had emotional and psychological issues before the procedure.
MYTH: Plan B/emergency contraception causes abortion.
REALITY: Emergency contraception, also called Plan B and the morning after pill, is not the abortion pill. Emergency contraception stops a pregnancy from happening, while the abortion pill (RU-486 or mifepristone) terminates an already existing pregnancy.
MYTH: Only irresponsible people want abortions.
REALITY: According to the Guttmacher Institute, one in three people will have an abortion before age 45. Roughly two-thirds of those people will already have children and families. Mistakes happen. In a perfect world, birth control would be 100% effective, easy to use, and free or low cost. Everyone would have fact-based comprehensive sex education and access to sexual health services. There would be no rape or incest. Birth complications and birth defects would no longer exist. But, unfortunately, the world is not like that. Until that happens, abortion needs to be kept safe, legal, and accessible.