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Abortion is still legal in all fifty states, but anti-choice legislation has placed access out of reach for many. Even if you live in a state where abortion is easily accessible, you should be prepared to make yourself a resource to others. The following organizations will help you locate clinics, find financial assistance, navigate logistical barriers, find information about self-managed abortion, and protect yourself legally.

Locating Clinics

I NEED AN A

INeedanA.com

This site is a simple, easy to use, up-to-date, and localized source of information for people seeking abortions.

ABORTION CARE NETWORK (ACN)

abortioncarenetwork.org

ACN is the national association for independent, community-based abortion care providers and their allies. Independent clinics provide more than half of all abortions in the United States and the vast majority of care after the first trimester. The ACN website has a nationwide list of independent abortion clinics as well as information about how to support your local indie providers.

To find local independent clinics near you, visit the ACN website or text “hello” to (202) 883-4620.

NATIONAL ABORTION FEDERATION (NAF)

prochoice.org
Toll-free phone: 1-800-772-9100

The NAF Hotline Fund operates the largest national, toll-free, multilingual hotline for abortion referrals and financial assistance in the U.S. and Canada. NAF provides callers with accurate information, confidential consultation, options counseling, and referrals to providers of quality abortion care. They also provide case management services for women with special needs, and limited financial assistance to help subsidize care and travel-related expenses. The NAF hotline is free, completely anonymous, and offers services to everyone, regardless of their individual situation. Call for unbiased information about abortion and other resources, including financial assistance, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. EST.

For NAF referrals to quality abortion providers, call: 1-877-257-0012
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. EST. No funding assistance provided on this line.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

plannedparenthood.org
Call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) to find a Planned Parenthood health center

Planned Parenthood is the largest single provider of reproductive and sexual health care in the U.S., and it engages in advocacy, education, and lobbying on behalf of reproductive rights. Each affiliate provides different services, which include STI testing, birth control, abortion, and emergency contraception.

Financial assistance and logistical support

NATIONAL NETWORK OF ABORTION FUNDS (NNAF)

abortionfunds.org

NNAF is a network of approximately 70 organizations that work at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. These organizations work with clinics to help pay for abortions and assist people having abortions with transportation, childcare, translation, doula services, and lodging. Visit the NNAF website to find out which resources are available in your state and to learn more about how your donation to NNAF will directly support abortion access for people in need.

Judicial Bypass

Many states have laws that prevent teens under 18 from obtaining an abortion unless they involve a parent or go to court. A judicial bypass for abortion is an order from a judge that allows a minor to get an abortion without the notification or consent of their parents.

JANE'S DUE PROCESS

Jane’s Due Process

Jane’s Due Process is one of the few organizations in the country dedicated to pregnant teens and specifically works to ensure legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas. The core of the JDP program is its statewide toll-free legal hotline and lawyer referral service, which can be used by pregnant minors all over the country looking for help navigating their state’s judicial bypass process. The hotline is 24/7, and callers can text or call 1-866-999-5263.

Self-Managed Abortion Resources

Misoprostol/Mifepristone

Misoprostol (alone or in combination with mifepristone) is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy in the first 10 weeks and has been used successfully by people all over the world without a clinician. Misoprostol and mifepristone are legal in the U.S and are regularly prescribed by health care providers for abortion care; however, getting the pills online or through other non-clinical sources may have legal consequences.

Studies and media show that hundreds of people in the U.S. have self-managed their abortion with pills they ordered online or through other channels. We’re sharing the information below because these resources provide information to people to help them safeguard their health, and understand legal risks.

The following organizations are well-vetted sources of information for those seeking to end an early pregnancy outside of a clinic setting, either because they lack access to legal abortion or simply want to manage their own abortions independently.

Self-Managed Abortion; Safe and Supported (SASS)

abortionpillinfo.org
Email: [email protected]

SASS is a support service that provides information and one- on-one support for those in the U.S. looking to end their own pregnancies. The site does not sell or issue abortion pills. SASS can connect you with experienced counselors who can help you decide whether you’re a good candidate for self-managed abortion and other medical referrals, and who are directly advised by OB-GYNs and experts on medication abortion.

Plan C

plancpills.org

In 2017, Plan C ordered abortion pills from 14 websites without a prescription, and tested the pills they received. Plan C’s website lists these results in a “report card,” which rates the reliability of the medication purchased on various websites, including information about pricing, shipping times, and amounts of active ingredients in the drugs received.

Emotional Support

All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center

all-options.org
All-Options Hotline: 1-888-493-0092

All-Options provides unconditional, judgment-free support for all your feelings, decisions, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. Call toll-free from anywhere in the United States and Canada, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.

Exhale Pro-Voice

exhaleprovoice.org

Exhale offers a free, national talkline that provides emotional support, resources and information. All calls are completely confidential and counselors offer support and respect without judgment. The Exhale talkline is available to individuals who have had abortions, and to their partners, friends, allies, and family members.

866-4-EXHALE

Talkline Hours, U.S. Pacific Time:
Sunday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Transgender Health

The World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH)

wpath.org

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is a non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. WPATH works to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy, and respect in transgender health. WPATH provides referrals to healthcare professionals as well as educational resources related to trans healthcare.

Legal Support

The following organizations can provide support to people currently facing legal trouble surrounding a pregnancy or information for those who want to know how to protect themselves from being penalized by the government in pregnancy-related situations.

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

reprolegalhelpline.org

If When How’s mission is to transform the law and policy landscape through advocacy, support, and organizing so all people have the power to determine if, when, and how to define, create, and sustain families with dignity and to actualize sexual and reproductive wellbeing on their own terms. If When How’s helpline, reprolegalhelpline.org, has information about the law and self-managed abortion, and can also connect you to lawyers if you have been investigated or arrested for your abortion, or think you may be. If When How also works to change the law to uphold people’s human and constitutional rights to reproductive

decision-making. For more information, see When How’s advocacy work on self-managed abortion.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW)

advocatesforpregnantwomen.org
Phone: 1-212-255-9252

NAPW is a nonprofit organization that works to secure the human and civil rights, health, and welfare of all people, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment—low-income women, women of color, and drug- using women.

General Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Call Center

suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Call 1-800-273-8255 or text “ANSWER” to 839863

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Call Center connect callers and texters with confidential support and local resources. These hotlines can be used by anyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are useful for people in distress or crisis, people contemplating suicide, and anyone seeking crisis resources for themselves or others.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Chat online at online.rainn.org
Chat online in Spanish at online.rainn.org/es

RAINN is the country’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Call RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline or chat with RAINN online to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. The hotline and chat room give you access to a range of free services including confidential support, referrals to local health facilities that provide sexual assault services, referrals for long-term support, and legal information.

The Trevor Project

thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386 or text “TREVOR” to 1-202-304-1200

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24.