How do I get funding for an abortion?
Call DCAF’s free, confidential helpline at 202-452-7464 and leave a voicemail for our case managers. Include your name and phone number, how many weeks pregnant you are, the date of your doctor’s appointment, and whether or not it is okay for us to leave you a voicemail. Due to privacy issues, we cannot assist with funding via email.
A highly trained case manager will return your call shortly. DCAF case managers are skilled listeners who can estimate how much your procedure will cost, and provide detailed financial counseling to assess your financial need and funding options. After a case manager determines that you are eligible for DCAF funds, she can pledge funding assistance accordingly. Abortion costs go up each week you’re pregnant, so the sooner you call, the lower the fees will be.
Who is eligible for DCAF assistance?
- Residents of DC, Maryland and Virginia;
- Women coming to the DC region from outside of the above areas;
- Women who are 9+ weeks into the pregnancy, with priority given to women in the second trimester;
- Exceptions to these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The National Network of Abortion Funds has additional fundraising strategies for your abortion.
For Options Counseling and Clinic Referrals
The National Abortion Federation Hotline answers any questions you may have about abortion, unintended pregnancy, or related issues. The hotline is free, completely anonymous, and offers services to everyone, regardless of their individual situation. Call 1-800-772-9100 to speak with a counselor. Keep calling until you get through.
Backline‘s free hotline provides nonjudgmental options counseling for women and girls on unintended pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenting. Call 1-888-493-0092 to speak with a Backline counselor.
For Financial Assistance Outside the DC Metro Area
The National Network of Abortion Funds can help you find a fund if one exists in your area.
Statistics and Medical Facts about Abortion, Birth Control, STDs and Pregnancy
The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.
For Abortion Laws in Your State
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill.