First State Abortion Fund is committed to broadening and deepening access to abortion services first in Delaware, around the United States and the world. Abortion care is unaffordable for many Americans and abortion funds help bridge this gap by providing direct funding to cover costs of procedures, travel and childcare. Delaware currently has no stand alone abortion fund. The First State Abortion Fund is committed to ensuring that all Delawareans are able to afford legal and local abortion services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Delaware need an abortion fund?
While Delaware has legal abortion access, the average abortion cost is $515, which means that abortion is still unaffordable for many Delawareans, particularly those who need later abortions or have medical complications.
Who would an abortion fund benefit?
Since Delaware does not currently offer abortion funding through the state government, those who rely on Medicaid funding or other government health care (such as those stationed at Dover Air Force base) have to pay completely out of pocket for their abortion services. It would also benefit those who live on a fixed or limited income, who cannot afford the extra cost. An abortion fund would also help people who may not live in a community with a clinic, who have to spend resources or take time off work to travel to access an abortion.
Who does the First State Abortion Fund pay?
People who are seeking abortions and need financial or logislatical support should contact the fund via the email or phone number during the available hours. The fund will pay abortion providers, childcare providers, and/or transportation providers directly as funds are available.
What if a person from out of state is seeking an abortion?
The First State Abortion Fund is committed to ensuring that people in Delaware have the financial support they need to access an abortion if they want or need one. If you are not a Delaware State resident, you may be eligible for assistance from other funds. Additionally, many states have their own abortion funds, even states which provide abortion funding through Medicaid. It is essential that pregnant people in Delaware have the same financial support as others do. Visit https://abortionfunds.org/ or call the National Abortion Federation at 1-800-772-9100 for support.
Does the First State Abortion Fund provide support to people out of state?
Currently this abortion fund is focused on supporting Delaware residents. While we hope to be able to support other sister abortion funds in the future, please visit https://abortionfunds.org/ or call the National Abortion Federation at 1-800-772-9100 for support if you are not a Delaware resident.
What about other services?
First State Abortion Fund knows that there are so many barriers to access abortion care beyond the direct costs for an abortion. We intend to provide financial support to break down those barriers and aid in abortion access.
How can I advocate for reproductive rights in Delaware?
There are a number of important organizations in Delaware committed to advocating for abortion and affordable access to all reproductive health care. For more information or to get involved, please visit Planned Parenthood of Delaware, ACLU of Delaware, Delaware NOW, or Black Mothers in Power.
How can I support the fund and the patients who contact FSAF?
For now, you can visit our donation page and support us financially. Thank you so much for your support.