The rights of uterus-having people are once again under attack. The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade in this June 24th, 2022 opinion. Within 30 days of this decision, many states’ trigger laws regarding abortion access and restriction will go into immediate effect.
This is not the end, and you are not alone.
There are numerous reasons one might need an abortion (health risk, age, financial instability, gender identity, circumstances of conception, and so many others). All reasons are valid, full stop. Furthermore, we believe all individuals should have access to safe abortions regardless of the reason. We hope this resource list finds whoever needs it.
This is not an exhaustive list of care options or access points — but we’re hoping this will be a good place for you to start.
IF YOU NEED HELP NOW
If you or someone close to you urgently need an abortion, these are the top two resources we recommend.
Find an abortion clinic near you.
Get confidential legal help over the phone.
IS A CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER THE SAME AS AN ABORTION CLINIC?
WARNING! They are not the same thing. Fake abortion facilities, commonly referred to as “crisis pregnancy centers,” can take advantage of this difficult decision and often leave vulnerable people traumatized.
Try consulting the map below before reaching out to a clinic to ensure they aren’t one of these traps.
We have compiled resources to help you find, access, and fund an abortion, plus info on pregnancy prevention and legal aid. Use these quick links to quickly find what you need.
WHAT STATES ARE MOST AFFECTED BY THE RECENT ABORTION RULING?
If you are looking for an overview of what states have been most affected by the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
This interactive map by Planned Parenthood details state-by-state restrictions on abortion access, including waiting periods and insurance restrictions.
WHAT IS A TRIGGER LAW? DOES MY STATE HAVE ONE?
You may have never heard the word “trigger law” before last week. We’re here to help explain what it means.
The Guttmacher Institute created this easily digestible breakdown of the 13 states that had trigger laws and what that means for you.
Independent nonprofit newsroom, The 19th, has a timeline with exact dates if you need a quick answer.
I NEED AN ABORTION IN MY STATE ASAP
If you already know you want an abortion and just need to find a place near you.
Look here first…
Abortion Finder’s directory of trusted and verified abortion service providers across the US narrows your search by location and date of your last missed period.
If you want something more specific…
Abortion Care Network has a great list of independent abortion clinics, which are more likely to serve areas where abortion access is both the most stigmatized and the most at risk.
I Need an A has an easily accessible Spanish version of their site. Site searchable by state that connects you with clinics and funds.
I DECIDED I WANT TO TAKE THE ABORTION PILL AT HOME — NOW WHAT?
If you need to get a consult or are ready to order the abortion pill to be delivered at home, all of these options are safe and discrete.
Plan C is a directory that connects you to at-home Abortion Pill access, searchable by location, to connect you with the best options available to you in your state.
Ready to make an appointment?
Hey Jane online clinic provides reliable, accessible abortion care through telemedicine. This is a great resource for those who already know they want the abortion pill and just need a safe way to access it.
If you want another telemedicine option…
Abortion on Demand is another telemedicine abortion pill provider that ships discretely with overnight shipping Monday-Friday at 5 pm Eastern. They also have an in-depth FAQ section that has details about what to expect before your consultation, during the process, and aftercare.
If abortion was just made illegal in your state…
Aid Access is providing access to abortion pills to people in the US in ALL 50 STATES regardless of abortion legislation. (Please note that shipping to states where trigger laws have been enacted takes 1-3 weeks.)
WHAT IF I CAN’T AFFORD AN ABORTION?
There are many options to help you finance the care you need.
Here’s where we’d start…
NNAF can connect you with “organizations that can support your financial and logistical needs as you arrange your abortion.”
Prefer to speak to someone in Spanish? Try this one…
NAF Hotline is a multilingual hotline that provides callers with info, abortion referrals, and fund assistance. They also have a great breakdown of what to expect when you call.
Didn’t find what you were looking for?
Abortion Funds in Every State started as a list on Twitter and is now an interactive website with links to funds in your state.
I HAVE LEGAL CONCERNS
If you are concerned about your options or the legality of abortion in your state, we recommend consulting legal professionals.
Repro Legal Helpline and IF/WHEN/HOW provide legal advice on reproductive and abortion care based on your state. This site includes info on self-managed abortion and its legal implications, as well as judicial bypass information if you are underaged and seeking an abortion (and trying to avoid involvement from your parents or guardians).
If you’re an abortion provider and need legal advice…
National Women’s Law Center is a resource for abortion providers or clinics who want to become abortion providers who face employment issues or barriers.
IF I NEED AN ABORTION, HOW CAN I KEEP IT PRIVATE?
Our phones, credit cards, and even grocery store member cards could implicate us as we seek abortions because they track location and spending. Consult these sites and take precautions.
Digital Defense Fund discusses ways to limit your phone’s tracking abilities and protect yourself digitally if you plan to seek an abortion.
BBC News details how to protect your data and sensitive medical information when it comes to reproductive health, including period and fertility tracking apps.
I KNOW I DON’T WANT TO GET PREGNANT — WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Being proactive in your protection just became even more important.
We’d start here…
The CDC site explains all the different types of contraception available, including failure rates and how they work.
Look here next…
Just the Pill offers not only access to the abortion pill through telemedicine consultation but also provides consultations for birth control options and treatments for STIs.
I JUST HAD A CONDOM BREAK — WHAT DO I DO?
If you are within the 72-hour window of your birth control method failing, these might work to safeguard against pregnancy.
We’d start here…
Planned Parenthood outlines different emergency contraception options, including their effectiveness, cost, and how and when to use them.
WHERE CAN I GET THE MORNING-AFTER PILL?
Here are some direct links. Emergency Contraception pills are available on sites like Amazon and Instacart, in addition to being available over the counter at your local pharmacy.
This is the brand most often sold in your local Walgreens or CVS.
These are some generic versions of PLAN B, but it’s the same medicine, dosage, and effectiveness.
OTHER RESOURCES, LISTS, and SUPPORT
If you didn’t find what you were looking for, here are some other resource guides we thought might be helpful.
This Wired article is a good one to send to friends. It has several helpful links, including the best places to donate in support of reproductive care and abortion access and links to peer-reviewed medical journals about the safety of taking the abortion pill at home.
Our Bodies, Our Selves has abortion resources and support, including links to help fund an abortion, information on what happens during one, and a list of support hotlines if you are considering an abortion or have already had one.
This page on TransLash Mediagroup’s website features the final short film of the series Trans Bodies, Trans Voices, telling the story of trans person Jack Qu’emi seeking abortion access in central Florida. Below the video is a list of helpful links to trans-inclusive abortion services, support hotlines, and funding info.
The ACLU page on Reproductive Freedom details how they are fighting for our rights as well as the status of ongoing legal battles.
The National LGBTQ Task Force page “Queering Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice” has several useful links, including a toolkit and “Queer- and Trans-Inclusive Sex Education” PDFs.
The Guttmacher Institute is a “leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) worldwide.” This group studies the impacts of abortion and contraceptive access (and lack thereof) as well as its implications globally.
This article from The Cut and New York Magazine has links to help you find abortions in your state, tips on evading surveillance as you seek an abortion, and a map with information about abortion in different states.
The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America is billed as “the Complete Guide to Abortion Legality, Access, and Practical Support.”
I WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT
Mashable on how to support abortion funds and reproductive networks across the nation.
FEMINIST has a great page on how you can help protect abortion access, from hashtags to places to donate and even a link for you to register to vote.
The Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights site has printable posters, flyers to take to protests, an online social media toolkit, and info on where protests are happening.
Noise for Now is an initiative connecting artists/entertainers with fundraising opportunities to benefit grassroots organizations for Reproductive Justice.