Abortion Resources & Support

By OBOS Abortion Contributors | March 27, 2014

Need an Abortion Provider?

Planned Parenthood: Search by zip code or state for clinics that provide abortions, or call: 1-800-230-PLAN

The National Abortion Federation: Call 1-877-257-0012 for referrals to member clinics in the United States, Canada and Mexico City.

Need Help with Funding an Abortion?

The National Network of Abortion Funds: The organization works to make sure that all women and girls can get the abortions they seek. Fill out the form on their website to find your local abortion fund.

The National Abortion Federation: Call 1-800-722-9100 for information on financial assistance.

Support for Women Who are Considering or Have Had an Abortion

These resources provide support to women who are considering or have had an abortion, and to their partners, families and friends.

  • Backline (1-888-493-0092) offers support to women and loved ones around all aspects of pregnancy and decision making about abortion, adoption and parenting. It provides nonjudgmental and confidential options counseling and support before and after abortion.Hours: Monday to Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST; Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST.
  • Pregnancy Options offers resources to help pregnant women make the right decision for themselves, whether it’s abortion, parenting or adoption. Free downloads include the “Pregnancy Options Workbook” and “A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion
  • Exhale (1-866-4 EXHALE / 1-866-439-4253) is an after-abortion counseling talk line. It provides support to women who have had abortions, as well as to partners, friends and family. All calls are confidential, and the cultural, social and religious beliefs of all callers are respected.Hours: Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST; Saturday to Sunday noon to 10 p.m. PST.
  • A Heartbreaking Choice supports women who had to terminate a much-wanted pregnancy due to poor prenatal diagnosis, problems with their own health, or for the health of another fetus (selective reduction). The site includes articles on dealing with grief and a private discussion forum and listserv.