Independent abortion clinics

Independent (i.e. non-Planned Parenthood) clinics provide close to 60 percent of abortions done in the U.S., and are more likely than Planned Parenthoods to offer both medication and procedural abortions, as well as abortions later in pregnancy. There are dozens of indie clinics across the country, but following decades of targeted restrictions on abortion providers, indies are the only clinics left to help abortion seekers in these states: Mississippi, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming—and apparently, Alabama, after Planned Parenthood halted abortion services there in April.


Donate to the Keep Our Clinics campaign to help indie clinics stay open, or adopt a specific clinic. (Note that some individual clinics are set up as for-profit entities and donations may not be tax-deductible.)

Groups fighting criminalization

When states can ban abortion, every pregnancy is a potential crime scene. If/When/How is a reproductive justice organization that operates both a helpline for legal questions and a Repro Legal Defense Fund to cover bail and attorney fees for people criminalized for their miscarriages or abortions—you can donate to either arm of the organization. The National Advocates for Pregnant Women also provides direct legal assistance.


Providers answering medical questions

Self-managing your own abortion with pills can be very safe, but questions do come up. At the Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline, people can call or text pro-choice medical providers between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. in all continental U.S. time zones for expert advice without being asked for their name or identifying information. The providers all volunteer their time, and donations will help the organization reach more people who need this specialized assistance.


Volunteers answering questions on Reddit

You’d be surprised at the number of people who create throwaway Reddit accounts in order to ask how and where they can get abortion pills or procedures, or help paying for them. On the r/abortion subreddit, volunteers with the Online Abortion Resource Squad (OARS) not only moderate the forum, but they “ensure that every Reddit post asking for abortion-related help gets a quality, accurate, compassionate answer.” The r/abortion subreddit is a more trusted resource than the Auntie Network subreddit, where well-meaning people may not be up to date on the latest laws and closest clinics. OARS is volunteer-run but donations will cover hosting fees and help the group apply for grants to hire two staff members.