Abortion is legal in the United States—but that’s not the same as being truly accessible. The countless barriers, including insurance coverage bans, mountain of state restrictions, and the shuttering of abortion clinics are often too much for many people to take on alone.

When people cannot afford to pay for an abortion or need help covering travel costs, they turn to local abortion funds across the country. Volunteers and staff help their callers navigate a costly and complicated system, but they are hammered with far more requests than we can meet. Too many people aren’t able to receive direct funding, leaving them unsure of how they will afford to get an abortion or if they’ll even get care all.

Publication Name: Ms Magazine
Link: https://msmagazine.com/2021/03/25/each-act-abortion-coverage-medicaid-ban-hyde-amendment/