Reproductive health resources post-Dobbs

The recent Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson, overturned decades of settled precedent, and states across the country will now severely limit access to abortion, and many will ban abortion entirely. 

Abortion bans will harm Black and Latinx people the most. 

At AIDS United, our public policy and advocacy work is grounded in the understanding that HIV is a disease of disparities linked to race, sexual orientation, gender identity and economic status. Reproductive justice is harm reduction, with a focus on bodily autonomy for all individuals. Our organization continues to advocate for people who use drugs and therefore also advocates for the rights of those seeking safe abortions. 

Barriers to health care include stigma, discrimination, medical mistrust, safety and lack of access to affirming care. This impacts everyone, but sexual and gender minorities face greater health challenges due to lower levels of health insurance and access to regular health care compared to cisgender heterosexual people as well as inequities such as stigma and discrimination. 

Due to factors such as health insurance coverage, a lack of transportation and childcare, inability to take time off from work, communication and language barriers, discrimination and lack of trust in health care providers, communities of color are also disproportionately impacted by HIV prevalence and are more likely to experience worse health outcomes, including lower rates of viral suppression. 

The sentiment remains the same for abortion services, as insurance restrictions, waiting periods, state-mandated counseling and various regulatory hurdles create logistical and financial barriers that make accessing care extremely difficult, especially for Black women and other women of color.  

Below is an ever-growing list of resources for abortion services across the country.  

Abortion Clinic Services:  

Abortion Funds: 

An abortion fund is a non-profit organization that provides financial and logistical assistance to individuals who cannot afford the costs of an abortion, usually through individual donations. Abortion funds directly pay for some or all the costs of a person’s abortion. This section details abortion funds by state.  

Abortion Pill Access:  

Abortion pills are medications utilized to induce abortions. This section details access to abortion pills by state.  

Contraceptive Care:  

Contraceptive care includes screening, education, counseling and provision of contraceptives (birth control), as well as follow-up care.  

Disability-Specific Information: 

Emergency Contraception:  

Emergency contraception refers to methods of contraception that can be used to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse, including Plan B pills.  

Trans-Related Info/Resources:  

This section details educational information on how all genders experience abortions and trans-specific resources for abortion services.  

National Resources:  

Resources by State: 

Service Opportunities: 

This section details information on service opportunities to support people who seek out abortions, including abortion doula training and clinic escorts in particularly anti-abortion environments.  

Sanctuary States and Cities for Abortion: 

Protest and Digital Safety: