Hoosier Abortion Fund? WE ARE!
Are you a Hoosier needing help in accessing abortion care? Our services are open to all people living in Indiana – your age, income, insurance or immigration status does not matter! All-Options Hoosier Abortion Fund is here for all Hoosiers!
You can reach the Hoosier Abortion Fund by calling (812) 727-4423. In the meantime, check out our answers to frequently asked questions below.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Hoosier Abortion Fund?
- How does the Hoosier Abortion Fund work?
- How much does abortion cost?
- My appointment is within 24 hours. What should I do?
- Where can I find a provider?
- Want to know more about aspiration and medication abortion?
- Additional Funding Support
- Got Feelings?
- Looking to connect with others who’ve had an abortion?
What is the Hoosier Abortion Fund?
Getting an abortion in Indiana is difficult. Thanks to our lawmakers, it’s not getting any easier. That’s why we started the first statewide community based abortion fund in Indiana. We can help pay for medical care, transportation, child care, and other expenses related to obtaining an abortion.
How does the Hoosier Abortion Fund work?
The first step is to contact a clinic to make an appointment. Then call us at (812) 727-4423. When you contact the clinic to make an appointment, make sure to ask them about any additional financial assistance they may offer.
The Hoosier Abortion Fund funding line is typically answered on Tuesdays, starting at 10am.
When you call, be prepared to leave a message with the following:
- your first name
- telephone number where we can reach you
- your appointment date
- how many weeks pregnant you are
- best times to reach you
- whether it is OK to leave a message
- any phone safety concerns you have
Due to limited funding capacity we are not able to provide assistance to everyone. We currently prioritize pregnant people who are at least 10 weeks or more due to restricted access to abortion care after the first trimester. The funding line will remain open until we have run through available funds, and will reopen the following week.
If you are a minor seeking abortion funding assistance, please call the main Center line at 812-558-0089 and select Option 2.
How much does abortion cost?
Depending on the clinic and method, a first trimester abortion in Indiana typically cost between $400-$550. Due to Indiana’s restrictive abortion laws, abortion procedures done after the first trimester of pregnancy must be performed in a hospital or licensed surgical center. This unnecessarily increases the costs and often means that you must travel out of state.
- Abortion Care Network: network of independent abortion providers
- National Abortion Federation: the NAF website offers maps that allow you to highlight clinics in your area while the NAF Hotline referral line 1-877-257-0012 provides referrals to member clinics in the U.S. and Canada (no funding assistance on this line)
- Planned Parenthood (look for clinics that list ‘abortion services’ among the services they offer)
- Abortion Clinics Online: lists abortion clinics in your area
Want to know more about aspiration and medication abortion?
Abortion: Which Method Is Right For Me?: Provides information for people choosing between medication and aspiration abortion.
Additional Funding Support
Additional financial assistance for appointments at non-Planned Parenthood clinics can be found by contacting the National Abortion Federation at 1-800-772-9100. The hotline is open weekdays 7a. – 11p ET and Sat – Sun 9a-9p. Due to lack of funding support across the country the line is often busy. You will need to continue to call until you reach someone. The best times to call are after 5pm and on the weekends.
Note: the National Abortion Federation does not offer financial assistance to folks who are having abortions procedures at Planned Parenthood Health Centers. Folks who are seeking abortion care at Planned Parenthood Health Centers should ask the clinic representative to be screened for financial assistance. They will ask you a few questions to determine if you are eligible to receive clinic assistance.
Backline‘s national Talkline offers a free and confidential space to talk about every pregnancy and parenting turning point. Trained peer counselors offer judgment-free support at any point before, during and after your experience, no matter which options you are considering, what decisions you have already made, or how you are feeling about it all. The Talkline is open M – F 10a-1a ET, Sat – Sun 10a-6p, rain or shine 365 days a year! Call 1.888.493.0092 for open-hearted support.
- We Testify provides a collection of abortion experiences, particularly those of color, those from rural and conservative communities, those who are queer identified, those with varying abilities and citizenship statuses, and those who needed support when navigating barriers while accessing abortion care.
- The Abortion Diary Podcast is a collection of abortion stories, recorded as podcasts and told by the person who had the abortion in their own words. Listen to stories or share your own!
- Project Voice hopes to establish a resource of sharing and support, and convey that abortion is a choice many women have made, and continue to make, for a variety of reasons.
- The 1 in 3 campaign is a grassroots movement to start a new conversation about abortion — telling our stories, on our own terms.
- Ending a Wanted Pregnancy offers support for parents ending a pregnancy after prenatal or maternal medical diagnosis.