If you are on this page wanting to make a contribution to Red River Women's Clinic to fight the legal battles we will be facing as a result of anti-abortion legislation - please go to our Legislation page.
Some women 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.
Women can 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 help.
Please expect to spend at least an hour on each of these funding phone calls - you will be competing with other women to get assistance.
WOMEN IN 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.
You can 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).
WOMEN IN 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, more than 16 weeks pregnant, have a fetal anomaly, pregnant as
a result of rape or incest or are currently homeless.
Red River Women's Clinic has established a non-profit, tax-deductible 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:ND WIN Abortion Access Fund C/o Red River Women's Clinic 512 First Ave. N. Fargo, ND 58102
e-mail us at: info@RedRiverWomensClinic.com