This page provides links to other abortion and health resources, as well as highlighting various news and journalism covering the topic of abortion. Chelsea’s Fund is not generally affiliated with the resources on this page, but provides them as potentially useful to other Wyoming residents.
Abortion and Health Resources
Wyoming Abortion Fund
Like Chelsea’s Fund, the Wyoming Abortion Fund assists Wyoming residents in funding abortions. If you live in Wyoming and need help paying for an abortion, the Wyoming Abortion Fund may be able to help you. Call their toll-free hotline, (866) 372-7526, to see if you qualify. Although this fund is administered by Planned Parenthood, you can choose any abortion provider; it does not have to be a Planned Parenthood health center.
Exhale provides after-abortion support via a talk-line at 866-4-EXHALE. They aim to create a social climate where each person’s unique experience with abortion is supported, respected, and free from stigma. Exhale provides services, training, and education to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve post-abortion health and well-being.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming
NARAL Pro-Choice America was established in 1969 as the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws. After the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, NARAL changed its name to the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League and subsequently to NARAL Pro-Choice America. NARAL works to protect and expand reproductive freedom across the United States through lobbying and using the political process to advance good ideas to protect individual freedom and fight back against ideas that threaten individual privacy.
NARAL’s Wyoming affiliate is NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming. NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming provides critical watch-dogging and lobbying in Wyoming’s legislature and throughout the state. If you want to stay informed on pending issues or support pro-choice lobbying in Wyoming, please consider becoming a member of NARAL Pro-choice Wyoming.
National Network of Abortion Funds
The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) is the “hub” of individual abortion funds such as Chelsea’s Fund, creating opportunities for funds to share their work, to learn from each other, and to support each other, wherever they were located. NNAF includes nearly 100 abortion funds in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Network also includes one international Internet-based abortion fund that helps individuals who live in countries where access to abortion care is severely limited or illegal. NNAF educates legislators, the White House, the national media, and the public about the particular barriers to abortion for low-income individuals, immigrants, Native and indigenous people, minors, individuals in prison, and rural and urban individuals. They work at the national level to fight against unjust policies like the Hyde Amendment that interfere with low-income individuals’ access to abortion care. Chelsea’s Fund is a proud NNAF affiliate.
For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to reproductive health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. Planned Parenthood is dedicated to offering adults and teens high-quality, affordable medical care. The nearest abortion clinic for many Wyoming residents is a Planned Parenthood clinic.
The Guttmacher Institute advances sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people worldwide.
Our Bodies Ourselves
Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) is a nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, MA, that develops and promotes evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health and sexuality. They publish the well-known women’s health manual of the same name.
RAINN is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing sexual assault, assisting survivors, and ensuring perpetrators are brought to justice. They operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline (available 24/7) where victims of sexual assault can receive free, confidential support and counseling. The hotline can be reached:
- Via phone at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- Via online chat at online.rainn.org
Journalism and News
- The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker: An insightful profile of Alabama born, Baptist raised, Harvard educated doctor who today travels a circuit of southern states to provide abortion care.
- What It’s Really Like to Have an Abortion: Five women answer questions about their experiences.
- How Three Fierce Justices Took Control of the Supreme Court: A report on the oral argument for Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the most important abortion case in decades. The three women justices illuminated the sham that the Texas law – and others laws like it – is.