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Wondering how to get an abortion in West Virginia? We've got you covered.

Abortion is banned in West Virginia, but you have options.

In 2022, lawmakers passed a total ban on abortion with extremely limited exceptions for survivors of rape and incest, someone who has a diagnosis of a "life-limiting" fetal anomaly, or a medical emergency to save the pregnant person's life. We can't rely on our elected officials to protect our right to reproductive freedom⎯but we can rely on each other.

Check out the resources below to find a provider, make an appointment, or get financial assistance.

Financial assistance is available for your abortion.

Help is available, but there are steps you must take to access financial assistance for your abortion. This is due to ensuring that people who are contacting abortion funds are actually people who need an abortion AND the funds (aka, no scammers).

Some private insurances DO cover abortion care, so it's worth checking BEFORE making an appointment to make sure your insurance company can identify a provider in your network. Otherwise, there is a ladder for funding.

When making your appointment, let the health care provider know that you need financial assistance. They might provide funding there, have an intake form, or direct you to contact an abortion fund. Next, they'll want you to contact the National Abortion Federation Hotline (they have a chat feature available) where you will be screened. This step is essential to being connected with other funds. 

If you still need additional funding, you can call the Women's Health Center's Choice Fund. If your appointment is already at this clinic, then you can skip this step.

Finally, Holler Health Justice is available to provide additional funding, as well as practical support. This could include transportation funding, childcare costs, or other incidental costs related to your abortion. 

Become an Abortion Ambassador!

Abortion is banned in West Virginia, but that doesn't change the fact that Mountaineers need access to care! By becoming an Abortion Ambassador, you can help patients access abortion care in the surrounding states. Not only will you become familiar with the current barriers to abortion access, but you'll also learn how to help someone navigate the logistics that come with traveling out of state for essential, timely care. 

We're looking for folks who want to bring the Abortion Ambassador training to their community. The more people who have and share this knowledge, the more likely someone is to get the care they need. If you believe that abortion is essential health care and that no one should have power over your body or future, join us by signing up!

Gender-affirming health care for trans youth is banned.

Last year, a new law went into effect that bans gender-affirming health care in West Virginia for anyone under the age of 18, including puberty blockers, gender-affirming hormone therapy, and surgery. However, it does not restrict care that has already been initiated. Additionally, there are mental health related exceptions.

Make an appointment at our Vienna Health Center:

You can visit our Vienna Health Center for the following services:

  • Birth Control
  • Emergency Contraception (Morning-After Pill)
  • Gender-Affirming Care
  • HIV Services
  • Pregnancy Testing & Planning
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Services
  • STD Testing & Treatment
  • Sexual & Reproductive Concerns
  • Vaccines
  • Wellness & Preventative Care

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