Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers questions frequently asked of Chelsea’s Fund regarding both abortion and the organization itself.

How common is abortion?

Abortion is common. One in four women in the US has an abortion by the age of 45. People have abortions for many valid reasons, including their health, their finances, their age, their career goals, their family situation, and other reasons. Please see our About Abortion page for more information.

Where can I get an abortion?

Please see our Abortion Providers page to locate the nearest provider to you. As this site is intended for Wyoming residents, we list abortion providers in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Utah, and Idaho that are most relevant to Wyoming residents.

What if I cannot afford an abortion?

Chelsea’s Fund will work with you to help find funding for your abortion. In addition to our fund, we can direct you to other funding sources and suggest additional ways to pay for your abortion. Please see our Financial Assistance page for more information.

Must I be a US citizen to receive assistance?

No. We do not ask about your country of citizenship or immigration status. Anyone who lives in Wyoming is eligible for financial assistance. You may also be eligible if you live in eastern Idaho and are going to one of the two Jackson, WY clinics.

Can I receive funds if I don’t live in Wyoming?

Unfortunately, no, unless you live in eastern Idaho and are seeking services in Jackson, WY. If you live elsewhere, please contact the National Network of Abortion Funds for funding suggestions.

Where does Chelsea’s Fund get its funding?

Chelsea’s Fund is funded by generous private donors who believe everyone has a right to personal reproductive decisions and no one should be denied an abortion due to financial barriers.

How can I donate to Chelsea’s Fund?

You may donate online via our Paypal account or you can mail your donation to Chelsea’s Fund, PO Box 1472, Lander, WY 82520. See our About Us page for more information. Thanks for asking!

How will my donation be used?

Chelsea’s Fund is all-volunteer. That means all donated funds, excepting negligible amounts for stamps, P.O. Box fees, etc., go entirely to help people pay for the cost of the abortion. See our About Us page for more information.

Where can I get affordable birth control?

If you have health insurance, ask your insurer about coverage. All Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) compliant plans must cover contraceptive methods and counseling. These plans must cover birth control services without charging a co-payment or co-insurance when they’re provided by an in-network provider. This is true even if you haven’t met your deductible. See HealthCare.gov for more info.

If you don’t have insurance, find your nearest Wyoming Title X clinic. These clinics provide affordable birth control options on a sliding scale based on your income. They will not deny anyone services because they are unable to pay. Teenagers do not need parental permission to receive birth control services.