Our Hoosier Abortion Fund is still open! We know this is a confusing and scary time for people seeking abortion care. We are operating in compliance with Indiana’s new law, which bans abortion care in most cases.
If you are an Indiana resident seeking information or resources related to abortion care, we can help you. Although Indiana’s Supreme Court has ruled that abortion is now severely restricted within Indiana, our team is still here to help you. We can help you explore your options, get to a clinic in another state, and provide financial, logistical, and emotional support along the way.
All-Options’ Hoosier Abortion Fund is here for all Hoosiers. Our services are open to all people living in Indiana, regardless of age, income, insurance, or immigration status! Reach the Hoosier Abortion Fund by texting or calling us at 812-727-4423.
It is important to know that Indiana’s abortion ban does not impose penalties on the pregnant person. You have the right to seek information about where you can find safe and legal abortion care, to travel to other states for abortion care, and to access resources like abortion funding.
Abortion is now legal in Indiana only in very narrow circumstances – if your pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, or if you have been diagnosed with a lethal fetal anomaly (the fetus will not survive), or if continuing the pregnancy would endanger your life or cause permanent and significant harm to your physical health. Abortions can only be done in Indiana in these situations. This means that most people in Indiana who need an abortion will have to leave the state to find a provider. To find an abortion provider, visit AbortionFinder.org or I Need An A.
If you are a resident of Indiana, the Hoosier Abortion Fund can help cover the costs of an abortion in another state, like Illinois or Michigan.
Before applying for funding, please read through the important bullet points below:
- The Hoosier Abortion Fund supports people in Indiana who need abortion care. If you’re not in Indiana, scroll down past the big blue button for other resources.
- It’s best to make your appointment with a clinic first, then apply for funding or contact us. When you contact the clinic to make an appointment, be sure to ask them about any other financial assistance they may offer.
- If you need help finding a clinic, check out Abortion Finder or I Need An A to find the nearest clinics that offer the services you need. We suggest contacting a few different providers to compare prices and appointment availability.
- We can’t guarantee funding for all callers every week. But every case is different and every week is different, and even if we can’t help you with funding this week, we may be able to connect you with additional resources.
- If you are a minor (under 18 years old) who needs abortion funding assistance, we may be able to help! If you aren’t sure about telling a parent or guardian, check out the Indiana Judicial Bypass Project or call us at (314) 476-6917.
- If you can text us, please send us a text at 812-727-4423 with the following information. If texting isn’t an option for you, please leave a voicemail with the details listed below. You can expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. You can also apply directly by clicking the link below.
- your first name
- telephone number where we can reach you
- your appointment date and clinic name, if you have one
- how many weeks pregnant you are
- any phone safety concerns you have
Ready to apply for funding? Did you read the bullet points above? If you’re ready to apply for funding, click the button below to fill out the funding application.
You can try applying for abortion funding from multiple sources. Here are some trusted resources who may also be able to provide funding support:
- Call the National Abortion Federation (NAF) hotline and choose the “funding assessment” option. If there is a long wait on the phone, NAF sometimes has a chat feature available on their website.
- You don’t have to live in Chicago to seek help from the Chicago Abortion Fund; they help people in a broad area including Indiana.
There are organizations that can help you with other needs like travel, childcare, and a place to stay for your abortion appointment.
- Midwest Access Coalition helps people traveling to, from, or within the Midwest with safe lodging and transportation, and can help cover the costs of transportation, gas, food, medication, and childcare.
- The Apiary Collective has a list of similar practical support organizations across the country.
- NAF, The Apiary Collective, and Planned Parenthood may also be able to help, depending on where you are and where you have an abortion appointment.
- The state-by-state guide on AbortionFinder.org and on ineedana.com offer local, state, and regional resources for all states. If you are from another state, it provides up-to-date information on clinics, state abortion laws, and both abortion funds and practical support organizations.
If you’re not sure what you want to do about a pregnancy or you need emotional support for your decision, call our All-Options Talkline for free, judgment-free, open-hearted support and resources. Call us at 1-888-493-0092!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Hoosier Abortion Fund?
The Hoosier Abortion Fund exists to help people in Indiana pay for expenses related to getting an abortion. We believe that every person should be able to make the decisions that are right for them, and to access abortion care safely and with dignity. No one should go broke trying to take care of themselves and their family. If you need an abortion and can’t pay for the procedure, we can help.
Is abortion legal in Indiana?
Not in most cases. Abortion is now legal in Indiana only in very narrow circumstances – if your pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, or if you have been diagnosed with a lethal fetal anomaly (the fetus will not survive), or if continuing the pregnancy would endanger your life or cause permanent and significant harm to your physical health. Abortions can only be done in Indiana in these situations. This means that most people in Indiana who need an abortion will have to leave the state to find a provider.
Why is abortion banned in Indiana now?
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, allowing each state to decide whether or not to make abortion illegal. Indiana legislators voted to ban abortion care within the state except in cases of rape, incest, lethal fetal anomaly, or when the pregnancy poses a serious risk to the life or physical health of the pregnant person. Indiana passed a state ban in August 2022, but it was blocked by a lawsuit until the State Supreme Court ruled it could go into effect on August 1, 2023.
How can I get an abortion in Indiana if I meet one of the exceptions?
If your pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, you can get an abortion up to 12 weeks from your last menstrual period. If you have a lethal fetal anomaly, you can get an abortion up to 22 weeks from your last menstrual period. You can also get an abortion if the pregnancy endangers your life or would cause significant, permanent damage to your physical health. If you meet one of these exceptions, abortions can only be provided in hospitals like IU Health, and you must still comply with other restrictions like an 18-hour waiting period or getting consent from one parent or a judicial bypass if you are a minor, unless the pregnancy poses a serious threat to your life or physical health.
Where can I get an abortion if I don’t meet the exceptions to the ban?
Many other states have not restricted or banned abortion, and you can travel to one of those states, like Illinois, Michigan, or Ohio to have an abortion. You can find a list of abortion providers and more information and resources at AbortionFinder.org or I Need An A.
Can All-Options’ Hoosier Abortion Fund help pay for my abortion procedure?
Yes! If you are an Indiana resident, we can help cover the costs of an abortion in another state, like Illinois or Michigan, where abortion is legal. If you qualify for one of the exceptions under the Indiana abortion ban and are able to have a legal abortion in Indiana, we can help pay for that care as well. We can only fund abortions in compliance with the Indiana law.
Can Hoosier Abortion Fund help cover other costs related to my abortion?
At this time, we are not funding travel or other related costs, but we can help connect you with other funds in our area who may be able to help arrange and cover expenses for transportation to and from your abortion, childcare, lodging, and other travel costs.
How long should I expect to be traveling to get an abortion? How much time off do I need?
This depends on many factors, including the type of abortion you are having, where you are going for your appointment, and what laws are in effect in the state where your provider is located. In some cases you may only need one visit at a clinic (usually for at least a few hours), and in some cases you may need to go two or more times over a few days. You will also need to factor in time for traveling to and from the clinic, and time to take care of yourself and recover. If you have an appointment, ask your provider what to expect. You can also find more information at AbortionFinder.org or I Need An A.
What if I’m a minor? Is the Indiana Judicial Bypass Project still open?
Under the new law, people under 18 years old can only get an abortion in Indiana if they meet one of the exceptions – if your pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, if you have been diagnosed with a lethal fetal anomaly, or if the pregnancy poses a serious threat to your life or physical health. You will still need to get consent of one parent or guardian, or get a judicial bypass, unless the pregnancy poses a serious threat to your life or physical health. Visit the Indiana Judicial Bypass Project for more information. You can also leave the state to access abortion care; for example, Illinois has no parental involvement laws, which means that young people can have an abortion without involving a parent in the decision.The Repro Legal Helpline also has information and resources for people under 18 seeking abortion care.
What types of abortion care are available?
- Abortionfinder.org has a lot of information on types of abortion.
- Abortion: Which Method Is Right For Me?: Provides information and exercises for people choosing between medication and aspiration or in-clinic abortion.
What about self-managed abortion?
Self-managed abortion refers to people accessing abortion pills outside of the formal medical system. Research has found that people who self-manage abortion using pills with accurate information are able to do so safely and effectively. While self-managed abortion is medically very safe, there may be legal risks. Indiana’s abortion ban does not impose penalties on the pregnant person. However, people have been interrogated, arrested, and prosecuted by law enforcement for ending their own pregnancy or helping someone else end a pregnancy. Abortion On Our Own Terms and If/When/How’s Repro Legal Helpline are good resources for anyone looking for more information about or legal support for self-managed abortion.
What else can All-Options help me with?
All-Options operates other programs to support people around experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. If you live in Monroe County, IN and are interested in receiving free diapers for your children each month, check out our Hoosier Diaper Program and fill out an intake form.
If you want to discuss any and all of your current or past pregnancy experiences and options, you can call our National Talkline at 1.888.493.0092 and speak to a trained peer counselor who will provide you with unbiased and judgment-free support.
If you’d like to talk to a clergy counselor about any of your pregnancy experiences, including abortion, and receive compassionate spiritual support, you can call our Faith Aloud clergy counseling line at 1.888.717.5010.
Looking to connect with others who’ve had an abortion?
- 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.
- Abortion Out Loud (formerly the 1 in 3 Campaign) is a storytelling campaign to which over 1500 people have contributed their abortion stories. They are honored to continue to share stories and to connect storytellers with policy makers who are making decisions about abortion access.
- Ending a Wanted Pregnancy offers support for parents ending a pregnancy after prenatal or maternal medical diagnosis.