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If you don’t know already, a quick scroll down your news feed on two different days will make one thing clear: In addition to being constantly debated, abortion laws are constantly in flux.

That’s why we put together this cheat sheet on the current laws in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with a roundup of at least two abortion providers per state. For states without providers, you’ll find info about your nearest out-of-state options.

Stay informed

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that secured a person’s constitutional right to an abortion.

This means that individual states are now able to decide their own abortion laws. Many states will ban or severely restrict abortion access, and more states may follow suit.

The information in this article was accurate and up to date at the time of publication, but it’s possible the information has changed since. To learn more about your legal rights, you can message the Repro Legal Helpline via a secure online form or call 844-868-2812.

There are two main types of abortion. The best option for you depends on factors like:

  • how long you’ve been pregnant
  • where you live (more on this below)
  • personal preference

Medication abortion

Medication abortions are a reliable option if you’re less than 12 weeks pregnant.

This nonsurgical approach generally involves taking two prescription medications (misoprostol and mifepristone) at home. The medication causes the lining of your uterus to shed, causing your period to start.

Surgical abortion

A surgical abortion entails going to a clinic for a procedure that empties the contents of your uterus.

This can be done in two ways:

  • Aspiration. This is an option if you’re less than 16 weeks pregnant. First, you’ll be given medication for relaxation and pain relief. Your clinician will then numb your cervix and insert a small suction tube.
  • Dilation and evacuation. This is an option if you’re more than 16 weeks pregnant. It’s similar to aspiration, but your clinician will also dilate your cervix. Using a combination of surgical tools and suction, they’ll remove the products of pregnancy from your uterus.

Glossary

The language used in abortion laws can be just as confusing as the laws themselves.

Here’s a breakdown of some common lingo you might come across:

  • Last menstrual period (LMP). This is the first day of your last period. This is the date used to help determine gestational age (how far along the pregnancy is).
  • Viability. This refers to the point at which a fetus could survive outside the uterus. It typically occurs between 20 and 24 weeks.
  • Life or health endangerment. Many states only allow abortion after a certain point in cases of life or health endangerment. This means the pregnancy poses a risk to your life or your physical or mental health. Some states only allow for exceptions in cases of life or physical (not mental) health endangerment.
  • Fetal anomaly. This refers to any kind of structural changes or developmental issues with the fetus. Some states that prohibit abortion after a certain point make exceptions for pregnancies involving a fetal anomaly.

When on the hunt for an abortion provider, make sure to avoid crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs).

Using a combo of false information and shaming tactics, these centers aim to keep people from accessing abortion services.

Luckily, you can make sure the clinic you’re en route to isn’t a CPC by entering the location into the Crisis Pregnancy Center Map. Phew.

Some states require something called abortion counseling. That may sound legit, but some states require providers to make false claims during these sessions.

Here’s a look at some of the claims you may hear during your consultation and the truth behind them.

1. Abortion increases your risk for breast cancer: False

“Some states require that providers tell abortion seekers that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, but this is not true,” says Dr. Jennifer Karlin, a board certified family physician and research fellow with the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco.

“There has been no research showing any connection between abortion and breast cancer risk,” she adds.

2. Abortion affects your fertility: False

Whether or not you’ve had an abortion has no impact on your ability to get pregnant in the future. It also does not increase your risk for complications during any future pregnancies.

3. Abortion causes lasting trauma: False

Some states require clinicians to inform you that having an abortion can result in a condition called post-abortion syndrome, which is said to cause lasting emotional distress, similar to PTSD.

Many people experience intense emotions before or after having an abortion. But there’s no evidence to suggest these effects are long lasting or go on to affect your overall well-being. Post-abortion syndrome also isn’t a medically recognized condition.

4. Abortion is reversible: False

In certain states, clinicians are required to tell you that medication abortions can be stopped halfway through if you don’t take all the prescribed pills or instead take a high dose of progesterone.

Both of these claims are false.

5. Abortion causes fetal pain: It depends

This is a complex issue and a common topic of debate around abortion.

Most experts agree that a fetus can’t feel pain in the first 24 weeks, which is the time period in which most abortions are done.

Some suggest this may be possible as early as 12 weeks, but there isn’t evidence to support this.

Now for the real reason you’re reading this piece: to see what the options are in your state and how to find a provider.

In this section, you’ll find details about your state’s laws and legal requirements. You’ll also find a list of providers in each state’s top, middle, and bottom portions (or the closest options across state lines).

However, as Rebecca Lea, founder and director of INeedAnA.com — one of the most comprehensive search engines for people seeking abortion providers on the internet — says, “This kind of information goes out of date pretty darn quickly as clinics close and others open.”

Our recommendation? Check out the list below. Then, double-check that they’re still open via a quick phone call or Google search.

You can also use one of the online abortion provider finders below:

Prioritize your privacy

Depending on your location, there may be legal risks to self-managed at-home medication abortion, in-clinic abortion, or crossing state lines to access abortion.

This means discretion and privacy are paramount.

If possible, tell as few people as you deem necessary about your pregnancy and your decision to terminate the pregnancy.

Clear any internet search, private message, or phone call history that might connect this to you.

Connecticut

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Connecticut until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Delaware

Abortion is legal in Delaware until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, or if there’s a fatal fetal anomaly.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor under the age of 16 must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion. However, healthcare providers can waive this requirement in some cases.

Providers

Maine

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Maine until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Massachusetts

Abortion is legal in Massachusetts until 24 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger or there’s a fetal anomaly.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent before a minor can receive an abortion.

Providers

Maryland

Abortion is legal in Maryland until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger or there’s a fetal anomaly.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion. Healthcare providers are allowed to waive parental involvement in limited circumstances.

Providers

New Hampshire

Abortion is legal in New Hampshire until 24 weeks.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must be given an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, and the provider must offer you the choice to view it.

Providers

New Jersey

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in New Jersey.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

New York

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in New York until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Pennsylvania

Abortion is legal in Pennsylvania until 24 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent before a minor can receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.

Providers

Rhode Island

Abortion is legal in Rhode Island until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent before a minor can receive an abortion.

Providers

Vermont

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Vermont.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Washington, D.C.

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Washington, D.C.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Alabama

Abortion is banned in Alabama with no exceptions for rape or incest. It’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, though it is currently unclear if healthcare professionals in Alabama are able to provide this service.

Providers in nearby states

Arkansas

Abortion is banned in Arkansas with no exceptions for rape or incest.

Providers in nearby states

Florida

Abortion is legal in Florida until 15 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent.
  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must be given an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, and the provider must offer you the choice to view it.

Providers

Georgia

In 2019, Georgia had a 6-week abortion ban slated to go into effect, which would make it illegal to obtain an abortion once a heartbeat is detected.

However, as of July 2020, abortion is still legal in Georgia until 22 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger, or if there’s a lethal fetal anomaly.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.

Providers

Louisiana

A judge has temporarily blocked a ban on nearly all abortions in Louisiana, allowing abortion services to resume at least until a hearing on July 18, 2022.

For now, abortion is legal in Louisiana until 22 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger, or if there’s a lethal fetal anomaly.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain and negative psychological effects.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion. The provider must show and describe the image to you.

Providers in Louisiana

Providers in nearby states

Mississippi

Abortion is banned in Mississippi with exceptions for rape, but not incest. However, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi closed on July 6, 2022.

Providers in nearby states

North Carolina

Abortion is legal in North Carolina until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about negative psychological effects.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 72 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion. The provider must show and describe the image to you.

Providers

South Carolina

Abortion is legal in South Carolina until 6 weeks. This means an abortion can be performed until the end of the fifth week of pregnancy.

After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, or if there’s a lethal fetal anomaly. There are also exceptions for rape or incest.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor under the age of 17 must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion. Healthcare providers are allowed to waive parental involvement in limited circumstances.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.

Providers

Tennessee

Abortion is legal in Tennesse until 6 weeks. This means an abortion can be performed until the end of the fifth week of pregnancy.

However, a trigger law banning nearly all abortions, with no exceptions for rape or incest, is set to take place in the summer of 2022.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 48 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion. The provider must show and describe the image to you.

Providers in Tennesse

Providers in nearby states

Kentucky

A judge has temporarily blocked a trigger law that went into effect on June 24, 2022, banning all abortions in Kentucky.

The court has also temporarily blocked the state’s “heartbeat law” that banned abortion in Kentucky after 6 weeks.

For now, abortion is legal in Kentucky until 20 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before obtaining an abortion. The provider must show and describe the image to you.

Providers

Virginia

Abortion is legal in Virginia until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger. Thanks to recent changes in June 2020, the state no longer requires counseling, a waiting period, or ultrasounds.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.

Providers

West Virginia

Abortion is banned in West Virginia with no exceptions for rape or incest.

Providers in nearby states

Illinois

Abortion is legal in Illinois until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.

Providers

Indiana

Abortion is legal in Indiana until 22 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 18 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.

Providers

Iowa

Abortion is legal in Iowa until 22 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must be given an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, and the provider must offer you the choice to view it.

Providers

Kansas

Abortion is legal in Kansas until 22 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain, breast cancer risk, and negative psychological effects.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must be given an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, and the provider must offer you the choice to view it.

Providers

Michigan

Abortion is legal in Michigan until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about negative psychological effects.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.

Providers

Minnesota

Abortion is legal in Minnesota until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.

Providers

Missouri

Abortion is banned in Missouri with no exceptions for rape or incest.

Providers in nearby states

Nebraska

Abortion is legal in Nebraska until 22 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about negative psychological effects.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.

Providers

North Dakota

A trigger law banning nearly all abortions in North Dakota is set to take effect on July 28, 2022. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, though it is currently unclear if healthcare professionals in North Dakota are able to provide this service.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must be given an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, and the provider must offer you the choice to view it.

Providers in North Dakota

Providers in nearby states

Ohio

Abortion is legal in Ohio until 6 weeks. This means an abortion can be performed until the end of the fifth week of pregnancy.

Restrictions

  • Heartbeat requirement. The provider must test for a heartbeat, so you’ll likely need an ultrasound. The provider must give you the choice to view it.
  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.

Providers

South Dakota

Abortion is banned in South Dakota with no exceptions for rape or incest. It’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, though it is currently unclear if healthcare professionals in South Dakota are able to provide this service.

Providers in nearby states

Wisconsin

Abortion is banned in Wisconsin with no exceptions for rape or incest. It’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, though it is currently unclear if healthcare professionals in Wisconsin are able to provide this service.

Providers in nearby states

Arizona

Abortion is legal in Arizona until viability. However, a law banning abortion after 15 weeks will take effect in September 2022. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Telemedicine prohibited. The use of telemedicine to administer medication for abortion is prohibited.
  • Ultrasound requirement. You must be given an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion, and the provider must offer you the choice to view it.

Providers in Arizona

Providers in nearby states

New Mexico

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in New Mexico.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Oklahoma

Abortion is banned in Oklahoma after fertilization, or the moment a sperm meets the egg. In other words, all abortions are banned in Oklahoma.

The law does include exceptions for rape or incest, though it’s unclear if healthcare professionals in Oklahoma are able to provide this service

Providers in nearby states

Texas

A 1925 trigger law banning abortion is in effect in Texas. Although it can only be enforced with fines and other civil penalties, the repercussions are severe for abortion providers across the state.

Because of this, most, if not all, healthcare professionals in Texas have stopped providing abortion services.

A separate trigger law banning all abortions in Texas is set to take effect in the summer of 2022.

Neither law has exceptions for rape or incest.

Providers in nearby states

Alaska

Alaska made abortion legal before Roe vs. Wade. And it’s still legal today at all stages of pregnancy.

Restrictions

  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain and breast cancer risk.

Providers

California

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in California until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Colorado

Abortion is legal in Colorado at all stages of pregnancy.

Restrictions

  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.

Providers

Hawaii

Hawaii was the first state to ever allow abortion. These days, abortion is still legal and free of restrictions in Hawaii until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Idaho

Abortion is legal in Idaho until viability. However, a trigger law banning nearly all abortions in Idaho is set to take place in the summer of 2022.

After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, or in the case of rape or incest. It’s unclear if healthcare professionals in Idaho are able to provide this service

Restrictions

  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 24 hours after receiving counseling to obtain an abortion.
  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.

Providers in Idaho

Providers in nearby states

Montana

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Montana until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your physical health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Nevada

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Nevada until 24 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Oregon

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Oregon at all stages of pregnancy.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Utah

A judge has temporarily blocked a trigger law banning nearly all abortions in Utah.

For now, abortion is legal in Utah until 18 weeks. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, or in the case of rape or incest. It’s unclear if healthcare professionals in Utah are able to provide this service.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.
  • State-mandated counseling. Providers are required to give state-directed counseling that includes information designed to dissuade you from abortion. This includes false information about fetal pain.
  • State-mandated waiting period. You must wait at least 72 hours after receiving information to obtain an abortion.

Providers in Utah

Providers in nearby states

Washington

Abortion is legal and free of restrictions in Washington until viability. After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger.

Restrictions

  • None

Providers

Wyoming

Abortion is legal in Wyoming until viability, but there aren’t any doctors in Wyoming who are able to provide surgical abortion services.

Medication abortion, which is legal in Wyoming until 10 weeks, is the only available option.

A trigger law banning nearly all abortions in Wyoming is set to take effect in the coming weeks.

After that, it’s only legal if your health or life is in danger, or in the case of rape or incest. It’s unclear if healthcare professionals in Wyoming are able to provide this service.

Restrictions

  • Parental consent. The legal guardian of a minor must give consent for a minor to receive an abortion.
  • Parental notification. The legal guardian of a minor must be notified before a minor can receive an abortion.

Providers in Wyoming

Providers in nearby states

In many states, telemedicine is a safe and legal option for receiving a medication abortion.

Common telemedicine abortion providers include:

Medication abortions are pretty safe, but they still carry some risk. The organizations listed above will walk you through everything you need to know to make the process safe and effective.

If you’re not sure how or where to get abortion pills, the advocacy organization Plan C has you covered. If at all possible, stick with an organization that does consultations and has medical oversight.

Learn more about medication abortion, including how to safely self-manage a medication abortion at home.

“Both the cost and insurance coverage really depends on where you live and what the funding options for your state and current insurance plan allow,” Lea says.

On average, abortion seekers pay $504 for a medication abortion. Typically, a surgical abortion will run you about the same, according to Melissa Grant, chief operating officer of carafem.

In some cases, according to Planned Parenthood, surgical abortions may cost up to $1,500, depending on how far along the pregnancy is.

Some insurance plans cover abortion, some don’t. However, there are many organizations across the country that can work with you to help get your abortion funded.

To get in touch with them, check out the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Many of these groups provide additional assistance with transportation, lodging, child care, and more.

Going through the abortion process can bring up a range of emotions, including relief, anger, frustration, and sadness, just to name a few.

Some abortion seekers experience a period of grief, even if they know they made the right decision.

If you want help processing your emotions after the fact, check out the following resources for confidential, judgment-free support:

Accessing abortion care in some states feels like an uphill battle, but remember: There are plenty of helpers and organizations dedicated to assisting you through the process.


Gabrielle Kassel is a New York-based sex and wellness writer and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She’s become a morning person, tested over 200 vibrators, and eaten, drunk, and brushed with charcoal — all in the name of journalism. In her free time, she can be found reading self-help books and romance novels, bench-pressing, or pole dancing. Follow her on Instagram.