WHAT WE DO
The Abortion Fund of Arizona provides direct assistance to people seeking abortion care in Arizona. We view the right to abortion as a fundamental human right, essential for equality, health, and dignity.
Restrictions on abortion access and funding are discriminatory, and these restrictions especially burden low-income patients. We oppose all efforts to restrict abortion rights and are committed to fighting for access to abortion. Arizona Abortion Fund helps offset the cost of a safe/legal abortion for those who can’t afford it.
The Abortion Fund of Arizona works to ensure abortion access for Arizonans because we view the right to abortion as a fundamental human right, essential for equality, health, and dignity. We help offset the cost of a safe and legal abortion for those who cannot afford one. Restrictions on abortion access and funding are discriminatory, and these restrictions especially burden low-income patients. We oppose all efforts to restrict abortion rights and are committed to fighting for access to abortion. We also seek to educate the public about abortion access in Arizona and connect all people in Arizona with the resources they need to obtain abortion care.
HOW WE STARTED
The Abortion Fund of Arizona first launched as a local project of NARAL Pro-Choice AZ when we were an affiliate of NARAL America. In the fall of 2019 we chose to move forward as an autonomous grassroots organization, no longer affiliated with NARAL, and continue remaining dedicated to our local communities and state. We’ve been working for years to advocate for reproductive rights in Arizona, and after several frustrating years of extreme anti-choice legislation being passed in our state, we decided to step in to have an impact on those most directly affected by these laws -- people seeking abortion care. We decided that the best way to increase access to abortion in Arizona was to start an abortion fund that would offset the cost of abortions for people facing barriers to care.
WHO WE HELP
Restrictive abortion regulations in Arizona places serious barriers in front of people seeking care. A mandatory counseling appointment, ultrasound, and 24 hour waiting period mean that everyone receiving an abortion in Arizona has at least two days of appointments -- that means two days of missing work, of traveling to an appointment, and of finding childcare and making other arrangements. We prioritize funding to those who are facing the greatest barriers to abortion in Arizona, especially people who are beyond 16 weeks gestation and have to travel to Phoenix for care. While we cannot (yet) offer funding to everyone who calls, we also strive to provide assistance to everyone who calls to help them locate other funds and connect them with other resources that may help. You can read more here about how to reach our helpline and what happens when someone calls.