People continue to need access to abortion

We are in unprecedented times, and our hearts go out to everyone right now.

Many of us are processing feelings of fear, isolation, confusion, anger, and sadness.

We are thinking especially of those who are multiply marginalized — people of color, families with lower incomes, service industry workers, health care workers, small business owners, undocumented people, people with disabilities, people with chronic or high-risk health conditions, and people experiencing homelessness — as we navigate this global pandemic.

But one thing remains the same: throughout this pandemic, people will continue to need abortions.

At DC Abortion Fund, we have been practicing responsible social distancing, and our work is mostly done by volunteers remotely, so not too much has changed in our day-to-day operations because of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation, act in the best interest of our callers and follow the lead of our partner clinics, and follow any relevant CDC guidance.

For now, we still need your support to make sure people can get seen as quickly and as safely as possible.

If you’re in a position to fundraise or donate, we encourage you to sign up to raise money during Fund-a-Thon, our annual peer-to-peer fundraiser.

We don’t need to tell you how many state and national restrictions we face these days — designed specifically to deny access to abortion, especially for people of color and people with lower incomes.

And now, with more people struggling economically and travel across state lines becoming more challenging, your help is especially critical to ensure people calling our helpline are able to access the abortion care they need.

If you are able, please create an online fundraising page and commit to raising as much money as you can by asking your friends and family to donate. (We are working on messaging that you can use in this difficult time.)

As we practice social distancing to limit the spread of the coronavirus, it’s more important than ever for us to take care of each other.