Who We Are

Welcome to The Stigma Relief Fund, a non-profit group dedicated to helping women access abortion services. Growing stigma surrounding abortion has made it increasingly difficult for women, especially those with limited resources, to obtain abortions or even access basic reproductive health services. This stigma occurs in a variety of forms, from silence and aggravation to anti-choice legislation. The result is not only more unnecessary hoops for patients to jump through, but also a growing deterioration of reproductive rights and a startling tolerance for the harassment of patients and providers.

Since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, over 50 million women have obtained an abortion, and with current rates approximately 1 in 3 women will undergo an abortion in their lifetime. Where are these women in the national or even local discussions? Stigma surrounding one of the safest, most common medical procedures in the nation has pushed those involved in to silence, creating an open arena for others working to limit access.

We understand that the unnecessary processes legislated by the government are adding significantly to the time and financial burdens faced by women seeking abortions. Our mission is to support and aid women in their effort to obtain an abortion amidst the constraints caused by stigma. We invite you to become a part of our organization or donate here.

28 Comments on “Who We Are”

  1. Valerie
    September 8, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    Can u help me pay for an abortion ?

  2. Valerie
    September 8, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    I HAVE NO MONEY TOPAY FOR AN ABORTION CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME?

  3. Stigma Relief Fund
    September 8, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Valerie,

    Absolutely! If you’re seeking a procedure but need help, call (877) 754-2271 and just ask one of our phone counselors about what options are available for financial assistance.

    If you’re ever in a medical emergency, hang up and dial 911.

    -Whole Woman’s Health

  4. Stigma Relief Fund
    September 8, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    Valerie,

    Absolutely! If you’re seeking a procedure but need help, call (877) 754-2271 and just ask one of our phone counselors about what options are available for financial assistance.

    If you’re ever in a medical emergency, hang up and dial 911.

    -Whole Woman’s Health

  5. Lina
    October 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Hi, I am seeking to get an abortion. My boyfriend and I just found out today that I am 12 weeks and 2 days pregnant–which is a lot further along than we had thought (I had my periods up until last month). We cannot pay for an abortion as it’s a struggle just to pay for rent and bills. If there is any way that you guys could be of assistance, I’d appreciate any kind of help.

    I had originally spoken with a girl from Free Abortion Alternatives, but she was very incompetent and helping us out properly and timely. I don’t know if there are any free abortion clinics out there in Austin, TX, but if there are or if you could help assist us, I’d greatly appreciate it.

  6. Stigma Relief Fund
    October 8, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Lina,

    Thank you for contacting us. First of all, be careful with organizations like Free Abortion Alternatives. They are what’s called a Crisis Pregnancy Center, a company that seeks to prevent women from getting abortion care in Texas.

    We have a clinic in Austin but also a clinic in Ft Worth, San Antonio, McAllen, and Beaumont. Where are you located? We have funding available at all of these places to help you get the procedure done. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at (512) 250-1005 to set up an appointment.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  7. Stephanie
    November 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    Hi- Just wondering, does stigma relief only offer assistance in Texas??

  8. Stigma Relief Fund
    November 17, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Stephanie,

    Nope! We offer assistance at our clinics in Texas, Whole Woman’s Health of Baltimore, and Whole Woman’s Health of Twin Cities (Minneapolis). Are you in either of those areas?

  9. Stephanie
    November 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    Thanks for your timely comment-I am not unfortunately. I’m located in Wisconsin, but traveling to CO. I’ve just been looking into any and all resource related sites and funding to help cover financial assistance for my abortion. Do you know of any other resources in addition to the National Hotlines etc?

  10. Stigma Relief Fund
    November 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    The national hotlines to contact would be the National Abortion Fund (NAF), the Abortion Care Network (ACN), Fund Abortion Now, and the Third Wave Foundation. There should be some local Colorado funds as well.

    Good luck, Stephanie. We wish you all the best in finding the care you need. If you end up in Minneapolis, let us know!

  11. Stephanie
    November 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Thank you for your help and assistance answering my questions- greatly appreciated!

  12. Stigma Relief Fund
    November 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    Anytime, Stephanie. We wish you the best in finding a provider.

  13. jess
    November 27, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    wondering how can i contact stigma relief fund.. i need help with paying for a place to stay while getting my procedure done also with traveling expenses.

  14. Stigma Relief Fund
    November 27, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Jess,

    We are actually unable to assist with the procedure unless you’re going to one of our clinics. Where are you having your procedure done?

  15. russel
    December 5, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Hello,
    Me and my girlfriend doesnt have any money to pay for abortion. Can we get help as soon as possible?

  16. Stigma Relief Fund
    December 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    Russel,

    Which city are you located in? We have clinics across Texas, in Baltimore, and in Minneapolis.

  17. Elaine
    December 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Hi I am possibly 5 weeks. I am seeking help. I live in Austin TX. Could you please let me know how to go about this. It is my first time. And I have no money to get an abortion.

  18. Stigma Relief Fund
    December 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Elaine,

    Please call our Austin clinic at 512-250-1005. We have phone counselors that can help you if you need to talk about how you’re feeling, what the process is like, what you can do, and they can also make an appointment for your procedure.

    The total cost of the procedure for a pregnancy at 5 weeks gestational age would be $525. We also have funds available where we can help you pay for the procedure.

    Thank you, Elaine.

    Whole Woman’s Health

  19. Elaine
    December 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Thank you, I will call rite now. Who do I talk to about getting help paying it? I seriously need help. I just lost my job. Is there someone I talk to direct or do I just call and ask?

  20. Stigma Relief Fund
    December 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    Elaine,

    The phone counselor will explain to you on the phone about who exactly you can call for help. We can also help set up financial assistance on our end as well.

    Thanks, Elaine.

    Whole Woman’s Health

  21. Tatiana
    December 19, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Hi im 20 weeks and I need help theres no way I can pay 2700 for a abortion… I already have 3 kids and is just now getting on my feet please help

  22. Stigma Relief Fund
    December 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    Tatiana,

    Unfortunately in the state of Texas we are only able to go up to 20 weeks gestational age or 21.6 weeks LMP. Please give us a call at 512-250-1005 to see if we can set you up with a sonogram to make sure of exactly how far along your pregnancy is. If we are able to help, we do have financial assistance available.

    Thank you,

    Whole Woman’s Health

  23. Tatiana
    December 21, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Do u guys help with funding in New Mexico

  24. Stigma Relief Fund
    December 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Tatiana,

    Unfortunately we aren’t located in New Mexico, but there is assistance there if you call (800) 772-9100. That’s the number to the National Abortion Fund.

    We wish you the best of luck, Tatiana.

    Whole Woman’s Health

  25. Ami
    January 8, 2014 at 4:27 am #

    Hi, I found out I’m about 7 weeks pregnant. I’m a student and I do not work I’m 18, my parents are financially supporting me. What money I have is baby sitting I just wanted to know how much money I can get? My procedure will be 450 and I don’t know how I’m going to get this money?

  26. Stigma Relief Fund
    January 8, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    Ami,

    You’re not alone. We can help you find money via a few different options that we have. Go ahead and give us a call at 877-835-1090. One of our phone counselors can figure out if you qualify for some additional funding in time for your appointment.

    Thank you, Ami, for choosing to have us take care of you.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  27. Angie
    February 9, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    Hi i just found out im pregnant.. unable to afford an abortion. And i refuse to have a kud from someone that molested me under influence of meds I have 3 kids and im at risk if i have another any ways. I really need your help . Sa tx

  28. Stigma Relief Fund
    February 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    Angie,

    We are so sorry this happened to you. This is a very difficult situation to be in and we understand that you may feel lost, scared, and hurt.We can definitely help you. Give us a call at 210-281-4251 and one of the representatives can help you make an appointment to schedule your abortion. We wish you the best.

    Whole Woman’s Health

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