Abortion Related Resources
The resources below are gathered as part of an ongoing, collaborative effort of the Massachusetts abortion funds to provide our communities with relevant information regarding how to access an abortion and how to de-stigmatize abortions.
Your Massachusetts abortion funds
- The Jane Fund
- The Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund
- Tides for Reproductive Freedom
- The Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts
Read our collective statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health here.
Seeking an abortion? Some resources for you
- I Need an Abortion will help you understand how to get an abortion in your state
- Abortion Finder will help you find a trusted abortion provider wherever you are
- NNAF’s Guide, “How Do I Find the Clinic that’s Right for Me?” will help you think through the questions to ask when making your appointment
- All-Options Talkline (888-493-0092) is a toll-free talkline to talk to peer supporters about pregnancy experiences and decisions
- Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline is a call/text hotline to help you self-manage your miscarriage or abortion:
- ReproLegal Hotline will connect you to attorneys/advocates to talk through any questions you may have about the law and abortion
- Looking for abortion pills? Check out the following for safe, self-managed abortion options:
- Digital Defense Fund offers best practices around digital privacy when seeking an abortion
Learn about health insurance coverage for abortion services in Massachusetts
Where to donate
- Visit the National Network for Abortion Funds to learn more about the network that connects over 80 abortion funds together.
- Visit the Abortion Care Network to learn about independent clinics and donate to help sustain them during this time.
- Support independent abortion providers and clinics via Keep Our Clinics
- Practical Support Organizations:
- Abortion Storytelling:
Pro-abortion best practices
- Let’s Talk About Abortion from Avow Texas shares some general best practices about talking about abortion!
- Things to Think About When Talking About Abortion
- A quick note: Coat hangers, while a potent symbol of the pre-ROE era, aren’t the appropriate imagery for this moment. With the availability and safety of abortion pills, we’re not “going back;” we’re going forward into a new era with new challenges and modes of resistance.
- Avoid gendered language: People of all genders have abortions!
- Avoid referencing an abortion “Underground Railroad,” as this not only co-opts the language of a Black women-led movement but also undermines the work of abortion funds and practical support networks across the country!
- Self-managed abortion is often a safe and reasonable option
- Things to Think About When Posting on Social Media
- Consider and care for your friends and family who may have had an abortion when you post. Avoid describing abortion as trauma or a hard decision
- Encourage your community to avoid donating to national orgs instead of local clinics, funds, and organizers
- Abortion Explained! Queer and Trans Justice, WeTestify
- DIY Doula: Self Care for Before, During, and After Your Abortion
- Abortion Resource Kit
- How to Show Up for Abortion Access
- Proposed legislation requiring Massachusetts public university health centers to offer abortion pills
- Peer-Reviewed Literature on Abortion Access in Massachusetts:
- Baker, C. N., & Mathis, J. (2022). Barriers to medication abortion among Massachusetts public university students. Contraception, 109, 32–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2021.12.010