Abortion remains legal in Virginia, but our Commonwealth is just one vote away from banning abortion. Our lawmakers are currently working to introduce 15-week and total abortion bans while also trying to rollback progress that tore down barriers to abortion access. On top of this precarious position, access to abortion even when it is legal cannot always be guaranteed. Abortion services can be expensive, difficult to find and find time for, and might involve travel to obtain. People who are seeking abortion care may need childcare, transporation, or funding to be able to get the services they need.
That's where abortion funds come in. Abortion funds provide people who want to end a pregnancy with support throughout the process of seeking and getting an abortion. They arrange rides and lodging, supply funding, provide childcare, give aftercare to people who have had abortions, and help guide people before, during, and after their abortion. If you care about ensuring that someone who wants an abortion can get one, consider donating to these organizations doing essential work to make that reality.
Blue Ridge Abortion Fund
The Blue Ridge Abortion Fund provides community members with financial support, transportation, and lodging assistance for abortions. Through education and community outreach, they reduce stigma and increase awareness. The Blue Ridge Abortion Fund has existed for 30 years, working to make access a reality for folks who need abortion care. Headquartered in Central Virginia, Blue Ridge Abortion Fund has been serving individuals who need help paying for abortion care since 1989. Funding abortion is an act of radical care that affirms the belief that all community members should have the agency and the resources to make their own decisions about their bodies.
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Make a gift to Blue Ridge Abortion Fund.
New River Abortion Access Fund
New River Abortion Access Fund builds power and provides direct financial and practical support for abortion care in Southwest Virginia and Appalachia, while simultaneously working to dismantle the interconnected systems of oppression that create a need for abortion funding in the first place. They are dedicated to ensuring that all pregnant people have access to affordable, compassionate abortion care regardless of income level, race, gender, location, ability, or immigration status. Without access to funding, many people do not have a real choice.
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Make a gift to the New River Abortion Access Fund.
The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project (RRFP) seeks to further Reproductive Justice by providing practical and financial support for abortion services in Virginia and surrounding communities. RRFP strives to be a resource to the community by engaging in grassroots advocacy for the full spectrum of reproductive rights. The Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project supports access to a range of reproductive choices. Clients’ decisions when or whether to become parents are equally supported. RRFP’s mission lends specific focus to assisting people facing financial and institutionalized barriers to abortion services.
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Make a gift to Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project.
Hampton Roads Reproductive Justice League
The Hampton Roads Reproductive Justice League works to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access and reproductive healthcare by organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice . Funding abortion is an act of radical care that affirms the belief that all community members should have the agency and the resources to make their own decisions about their bodies.
Learn more about Hampton Roads Reproductive Justice League.
Make a gift to Hampton Roads Reproductive Justice League.