find that paying for their entire abortion fee is a hardship. There are
some limited sources of funding to help women in need. However, NO fund
will pay for the entire abortion fee - all funding agencies expect that patients
come up with a portion of their fee on their own.
sometimes turn to family & friends for financial assistance - $25 from 4 friends
easily adds up to $100!
If you find
that you need additional assistance - there are some funds that you can call for
expect to spend at least an hour on each of these funding phone calls - you will
be competing with other women to get assistance.
NORTH DAKOTA & SOUTH DAKOTA:
If you are a
woman living in North or South Dakota, there is limited financial assistance
available that is based on your income, family size & need. You will
automatically be asked if you want to see if you qualify for this funding when
you make your appointment. It only takes RRWC staff about 1-2 minutes to
tell you if you have qualified for the funding. We recommend you obtain
this funding through our clinic - but if you
wish to attempt to access the funding on your own - see below.
call the National Abortion Federation Hotline @ 1-800-772-9100 for this funding. Expect to get frequent busy tones, you will have to dial over & over to get
through to a case manager. If you get through, you will need to
answer some basic questions about your household size and monthly income.
If you do qualify, you will be given a grant (which means the funds do NOT need
to be repaid).
NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA:
Hersey Abortion Assistance Fund assists women from North
Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Priority is given to women who
are under age 18, are pregnant as
a result of rape or incest or are currently homeless.
If you are having your procedure in ND, SD or MN
any of the above criteria, please call
612-825-2000 on Tuesday mornings from 9-11am Central
ND WIN (Women in Need) Abortion
Red River Women's Clinic has established a non-profit,
charitable fund - the North Dakota Women in Need (WIN) Abortion Access Fund. The
fund is an affiliate of the
National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)
It was established in January of 1999 to serve indigent,
financially eligible women of North and South Dakota and Minnesota. Medical
Assistance in North Dakota and South Dakota will not cover abortion services for
eligible women. The goal of the fund is to serve as a safety net for women who would not otherwise be able to obtain an abortion.
We believe these restrictions on abortion funding and
abortion access are discriminatory because they especially burden women in need
- the poor women, the young women, the women of color and the rural women of North and South
Dakota and Minnesota.
99% of the donations to the ND WIN Abortion Access fund go directly to
assist patients in the form of grants and loans. Tax deductible donations can be made to
the fund by sending a check directly to: