Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Amicus Brief at the Supreme Court
On September 20, 2021, a coalition of 36 abortion funds and practical support organizations submitted an amicus – or friend of the court – brief at the Supreme Court in opposition to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. The brief discusses the barriers clients of abortion funds and practical support organizations face in accessing care before 15 weeks of pregnancy, forcing many of them to have abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy despite trying to access abortion earlier. For these individuals, there is no practical difference between a fifteen-week abortion ban and a total abortion ban.
Read more about the 36 organizations below, as well as the declarations individual organizations submitted about the unique barriers their clients face when attempting to access abortion care.
A Fund, Inc.
Founded in 1993, A Fund, Inc. provides financial support to Kentucky people seeking abortion services in Kentucky and the surrounding states.
AFAZ launched in 2017 as a program of Pro-Choice Arizona. We are the only state-wide fund providing financial assistance and practical support needs anyone seeking abortion care in AZ.
Abortion Rights Fund of Western Mass
To advance reproductive justice, the Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts provides funding and practical support for abortion access in Western Massachusetts and beyond, in partnership with local and national organizations. Founded in 1988, we are an all volunteer organization committed to reproductive access.
Founded in 2015, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast is a reproductive justice organization that provides abortion funding and practical support to people seeking care in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. We also build power in communities of color to abolish stigma and restore dignity and justice.
ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE
Founded in 1993, ACCESS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE removes barriers to sexual and reproductive Health care and builds the power of Californians to demand health, justice, and dignity.
All-Options believes everyone should have the support and resources they need to make the reproductive decisions that are right for them. We provide judgment-free support for pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption to people throughout the United States. In Indiana, we also provide abortion funding, diapers, menstrual products, and more to ensure Hoosiers can access the care they need with dignity and without delay.
Apiary is a national membership collective by and for groups that provide practical support. We provide operational, programmatic, and community support tailored to the particularities, complexities, and concerns of abortion access practical support organizations. We centralize information without centralizing power.
Baltimore Abortion Fund
Founded in 2014, Baltimore Abortion Fund (BAF) is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to people who live in or travel to Maryland for abortion care. BAF operates a confidential helpline to make financial commitments for abortion procedures, and to provide information on how to access abortion care.
The Bridge Collective
The Bridge Collective‘s mission is to provide practical, responsive support for abortion services and reproductive healthcare resources for Central Texans. By mobilizing the power of volunteers, we strive to bridge the gap to ensure that all Central Texans have equal access to abortion care.
Carolina Abortion Fund
Since 2011, the Carolina Abortion Fund has helped people in North and South Carolina take charge of their futures, working to eliminate financial barriers to reproductive choice while providing emotional and practical support.
Chicago Abortion Fund
The mission of the Chicago Abortion Fund is to advance reproductive autonomy and justice for everyone by providing financial, logistical, and emotional support to people seeking abortion services across the Midwest and by building collective power and fostering partnerships for political and cultural change.
DC Abortion Fund
The DC Abortion Fund is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit that makes grants to pregnant people in the DC area, as well as those traveling to the area, who cannot afford the full cost of an abortion.
Emergency Medical Assistance
Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) was founded in 1975 to provide practical support to people seeking abortion care in South Florida.”
Florida Access Network
Founded in 1996, Florida Access Network builds pathways for abortion access by advocating for reproductive justice, funding abortion care, and providing logistical support to abortion seekers.
Freedom Fund Inc
Freedom Fund is committed to reduce financial barriers to reproductive health, including abortion services, for people across central and northern Wisconsin since 1998.
Frontera Fund was founded in 2015 and serves people in the Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas seeking abortion care. We provide practical support for those who have to travel more than 100 miles to get their abortion care.
Fund Texas Choice
Founded in 2013 in response to HB2 in Texas, Fund Texas Choice is the only statewide practical support organization that provides equitable access to Texans to obtain comprehensive travel and logistical services in regards to their abortion.
Founded in 2013 after the city-wide defeat of a 20 week abortion ban, Indigenous Women Rising serves Indigenous communities usually left out of conversations about reproductive and sexual health.
Jane’s Due Process helps minors in Texas navigate parental consent laws and confidentially access abortion and birth control. We are working towards a future where young people have full reproductive freedom and autonomy over their healthcare decisions.
Kentucky Health Justice Network builds the power of Kentuckians to achieve reproductive justice. We support this mission through direct support, education and outreach.
Our work is guided by the reproductive justice framework. We believe reproductive rights are human rights, and that all people should be able to decide if, when, and how to parent.
Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity
Founded in 2001, Lilith Fund provides direct financial assistance and emotional support to people seeking abortion care in the southeast and central regions of Texas.
The Mariposa Fund is a clinic based abortion fund in Albuquerque, NM that helps undocumented people access abortion and contraception care.
Midwest Access Coalition
Founded in 2014, Midwest Access Coalition provides holistic practical support for people traveling to, from or within the Midwest seeking abortion care.
National Network of Abortion Funds
The National Network of Abortion Funds (“NNAF”) is a 29-year-old organization that builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice. With over 80 member organizations and thousands of volunteers across the United States and abroad, NNAF is working to ensure that every reproductive decision is supported and free from coercion.
New Jersey Abortion Access Fund
The New Jersey Abortion Access Fund is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to those seeking safe, legal abortions. We partner with providers and social service agencies in New Jersey to help people access the quality care they need and deserve. NJAAF provides grants to help cover the cost of an abortion or related services.
New York Abortion Access Fund
The New York Abortion Access Fund supports anyone who is unable to pay fully for an abortion and is living in or traveling to New York State by providing financial assistance and connections to other resources.
North Dakota WIN Abortion Access Fund
Founded in 1999, the WIN Fund provides financial assistance for abortion and related reproductive healthcare services as well as logistical, appointment support in North Dakota. Our callers are from ND, SD, and MN and the WIN Fund distributed $150,000 in assistance in 2020. We regularly fund people who need to travel out of ND for care. We work to build stronger communities through funding and advocacy efforts in order to achieve reproductive justice.
Our Justice works to ensure that all people and communities have the power and resources to make sexual and reproductive health decisions with self-determination by providing financial and logistical support for abortion access. We envision a world free of reproductive oppression. Nothing less.
Reclaim MI Win Fund
The mission of Reclaim is to fuel individuals and communities to Reclaim their dignity around, confidence in, and support of abortion and reproductive rights. Reclaim engages in advocacy and public education to provide accurate and thoughtful information on reproductive health in culture and society. Our MI Win Fund helps pregnant people overcome financial burdens in accessing abortion care in SE Michigan. Since its inception, Reclaim has pledged and paid over $18,000 towards abortion care costs.
Stigma Relief Fund
The Stigma Relief Fund (SRF) is an abortion fund serving people who receive abortion care at any Whole Woman’s Health clinic. SRF was created in 2004 as a 501c3 nonprofit and is a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). The fund provides financial support for those who cannot afford to pay the entire cost of an abortion and can be used to fund practical support needs.
TBA Fund, Inc. dba Tampa Bay Abortion Fund
TBAF provides abortion funding and practical support to people seeking abortion services in or from Florida. We also provide support for residents from southern states and Texas, funding permitting.
Texas Equal Access Fund provides funding to low-income people in the northern region of Texas who are seeking abortion and cannot afford it, while simultaneously working to end barriers to abortion access through community education and shifting the current culture toward reproductive justice.
Tucson Abortion Support Collective
TASC provides practical support, abortion funding, free emergency contraception and support minors with Judicial Bypass in Southern Arizona.
WV FREE (West Virginia Focus: Reproductive Education and Equity)
WV FREE builds stronger communities through advocacy and education on reproductive health, rights and justice.
Women’s Medical Fund, Inc. (Wisconsin)
Women’s Medical Fund, Inc. was founded in 1972 and supports residents in Wisconsin – where there is no Medicaid funding of abortion – by paying the partial cost, when needed, of abortion health care.
Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP)
WRRAP, the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, established in 1991, is the only independent 501 (c) 3 abortion fund that provides urgently needed financial assistance, on a national level (all 50 states), to those seeking abortion or emergency contraception through our network of over 700 clinics.