Women Have Options
Women Have Options works with most clinics in Ohio. They do not provide assistance directly to individuals, but rather provide grants to clinics that, in turn, assist patients in need of financial assistance.
Other services: contraception, emergency contraception
Founded in 1992, Women Have Options is Ohio’s only statewide abortion fund and a founding member of the National Network of Abortion Funds. Every person should be able to make reproductive decisions—and Women Have Options works to make that a reality in Ohio.
WHO/O provides financial assistance to help women afford contraception, emergency contraception, and abortion services. While they receive grants from national foundations, most of their resources come from individual donors. They distribute funds to clinics throughout Ohio. These clinics, in turn, use the funds to provide financial assistance to women in need. Since 1992, Women Have Options has helped thousands of women pay for their reproductive choices.
Some of the women WHO/O serves are single parents struggling to support their children, many are students determined to complete their education, while others are facing debilitating conditions such as domestic violence, illness, substance abuse, rape, or incest. All deserve to make their own reproductive choices, without jeopardizing their health or future.
The cost of a first trimester abortion can be more than a low-income family lives on in a month. Women forgo food, risk eviction, and pawn their possessions as they attempt to raise money for an abortion. Some are forced to continue the pregnancy, abandon their education, and stay trapped in poverty. For many women, what may seem like a small amount—often less than $100—can make all the difference, allowing them to afford the reproductive health care they desperately need.
Support Women Have Options as they fight for reproductive justice.
To give to Women Have Options and start making a difference in your community today, click here. To find out about upcoming events or to volunteer, join the Fund on Facebook, visit the website or send an email. The Fund is always looking for volunteers, so if you have a special skill or time, they would love to hear from you.