Believe In Our Work, Support The Abortion Fund of Arizona
We Compassionately Prioritize the Needs of Our Callers
The Abortion Fund of Arizona is a financial assistance resource available to any abortion seeker that lives in Arizona or is traveling from another state to Arizona for abortion care. We are community-informed and our fund adapts to meet community needs. Our values are rooted in the reproductive justice framework - centering our human right to bodily autonomy. Our vision is to make abortion care accessible for all people, free of charge, on-demand and grounded in community trust. We support pregnant people with any choice they choose for themselves, whether continuing a pregnancy or having an abortion. We trust and believe that pregnant people know what is best for their lives.
A 15-week gestational ban for abortion care is now in effect for Arizona. Many people do not discover they are pregnant until about 8-12 weeks gestation. This gestational barrier increases the financial strain on abortion seekers and our fund has increased support for people needing to travel out of state. Any and all abortion bans are harmful.
Since launching the fund in January 2017, our organization has served over 2,000 abortion patients, with over 45% of these patients needing abortion care services and support beyond 15 weeks gestation.
We believe in meeting people where they are. There are no qualifications for receiving assistance other than having an abortion appointment scheduled with a partner clinic. Our trained volunteers manage our helpline, supporting abortion seekers by providing information and financial resources to make abortion care possible.
Our mission is to break down financial barriers and increase access to abortion care. Our fund will cover a portion of the procedure expense while also covering full practical support needs to help individuals get to their appointment with as minimal stress as possible.
In 2022 we moved $160,738 to clinics to pay for abortion procedures on behalf of 600 patients. We spent an additional $24,000 on practical support needs.
Practical support can look like this:
-Physical ride assistance
-Hotel stays for patients who must travel
-Full coverage of the Rhogam vaccine for Rh Negative blood types
-Offsetting the cost of childcare
Now more than ever, we need your support to keep abortion services safe and accessible for all communities in Arizona. The fund is a local project of Pro-Choice Arizona. We are grateful for supporters like you, who understand the importance of ensuring safe and legal abortion care!
*As with all non-profits and organizations, overhead expenses are a reality and a small portion of your donation may be used to help support our infrastructure to keep our work moving along.