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.

58 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

  29. Kenya
    May 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Do you’ll cover all or half of the abortion?

  30. Stigma Relief Fund
    May 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Kenya,

    The coverage we can give for an abortion is dependent on the day of your last menstrual period. Please contact us at 877-835-1090 for more information.

  31. Lani
    May 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Hello,
    And thank you for providing this opportunity for women. I’m 22, a college student, living with my mother in Dallas, it’s already a hassle working to pay for school, but I made a very poor decision on having unprotected sex. Me and my boyfriend are cordial despite this situation. I just can’t meet my end (money wise) for an low cost abortion. I haven’t been able to work since I have been diagnosed with Hyperemesis gravidarum. I need help please.

  32. Lani
    May 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    I forgot to mention, I am currently 10 weeks 3 days pregnant.

  33. Stigma Relief Fund
    May 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Lani,

    We’re so sorry to hear about your situation and want to help you in any way that we can. If you give us a call at 817-924-6641, we can help you schedule an appointment at our office in Fort Worth.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  34. Brittany
    May 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    I need help paying for an abortion where can I go to find help I live in Baltimore,maryland

  35. Stigma Relief Fund
    May 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Brittany,

    We understand your situation and can help you find a solution. If you give our Baltimore clinic a call at 410-661-2900, we have staff available that can help you make an appointment and find funding for the procedure costs of an abortion.

    Regards,

    Whole Woman’s Health

  36. Anne
    June 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    Hi, I’m 18 about to graduate and I have NO MONEY at all , I’m not sure how far I am but I believe 11 weeks . Can you guys help me ? I’m really scared

  37. Stigma Relief Fund
    June 1, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Anne,

    We’re sorry that you are going through this difficult time and we know that this decision can be a difficult one to make, but we are here for you. Please give us a call at 210-281-4251 and one of our phone counselors can help you get funding for your abortion and set up an appointment.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  38. Anne
    June 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Thank you ! Do I still call that number even if I live in austin ?

  39. Stigma Relief Fund
    June 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Anne,

    Sorry, that number is for San Antonio. Our Austin number is 512-250-1005.

  40. Anne
    June 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Also, even if I have no money at all to pay for it will they still help? I feel like because I don’t have anything that i have no hope with getting help.

  41. Stigma Relief Fund
    June 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Anne,

    There are several funds that we can utilize to help you pay for this. Just ask the person you speak with on the phone about financial assistance.

  42. Anne
    June 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Okay. Again thank you so much

  43. Stigma Relief Fund
    June 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Absolutely. If there’s anything else you need at all or if you just need to speak to someone about what decisions and options you have available, you can always call us.

    -Whole Woman’s Health

  44. Kirstin
    June 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    I just found out that I am 4 going on 5 weeks pregnant. I have two little girls. A three year old and a one year old, adding another on to the mix will be impossible. As hard as it in I an looking into the abortion pill but do not have the financial means to pay. Please help!

  45. Stigma Relief Fund
    June 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    Kirstin,

    We’re sorry that you’ve found yourself facing this situation, but we’re here to help you find safe, compassionate abortion care at one of our facilities. Please call our hotline at (512) 250-1005. One of our phone counselors can help you set up an appointment and find funding for your procedure.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  46. Anonymous
    June 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    Hi I’m in houston and 18 weeks would you be able to help?

  47. Stigma Relief Fund
    June 25, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Hello,

    Would you be able to travel to San Antonio? We may be able to assist you with this. Please call us at 210-549-4084.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  48. Margarita
    July 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Hello, I was wondering if its possible to get help for paying an abortion? I’m 17yrs old an need real help paying! Im currently 11 weeks and was told my procedure would cost $575, my boyfriend and I have $200 saved but would be impossible to pay. Please help me!!! I live in the twin cities, please please please help me!,

  49. Stigma Relief Fund
    July 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Margarita,

    We have help available for you at each of our locations. Pleas call 612-376-7708 for assistance.

    Thank you,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  50. Yaneth
    August 1, 2014 at 3:57 am #

    Hi, I don’t have money to pay for an abortion. Preferably for an abortion pill, I am around 5 weeks and 1 day. I live in Dallas, Tx and I’m scared that if I don’t take the abortion pill soon it’ll be even more money the further along I am. Is there any way

  51. Yaneth
    August 1, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    You guys can help me, we cannot afford a baby and I am only a senior in high school, it’s just really tough all around and there no way I can offer the baby a good life. :(

  52. Stigma Relief Fund
    August 1, 2014 at 4:16 am #

    Yaneth,

    Thank you for contacting us. We know that this is a difficult decision, but we can provide you with options at our clinic in Fort Worth. Please give us a call at 817-924-6641. Keep in mind that new Texas laws require us to put a waiting period on the medication abortion for three days instead of two but surgical abortion is a much faster process. One of our phone counselors can help you decide what option works best for your situation. We wish you best of luck, Yaneth.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  53. court2014
    August 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    I have been on birth control faithfully for the past 4 months. I found out that I am pregnant. I am in no position emotionally or financially to have another child especially just being divorced. Is they’re anyway you can help me pay for this procedure. I currently reside in Baltimore

  54. Stigma Relief Fund
    August 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Court,

    Please give our Baltimore clinic a call at (512) 250-1005. We can help you figure out financial funding and what options are available to you.

    Thanks,
    Whole Woman’s Health

  55. Jada
    August 18, 2014 at 5:33 am #

    I think I might be pregnant, I’m going to be 18 in a month. By that time I’ll be either 5-6 weeks pregnant. I live in the Austin, Texas area, but San Antonio is no problem for me. Could you give me some numbers on who I could contact for free pregnancy tests? I don’t have health insurance and if it is positive, I need to be able to have some money to cover the abortion. How much do abortions usually costs, and with that price does that include visits to the clinic? Who is the best to contact with financial assistance?

  56. Jessica Torres
    September 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Im 18 weeks pregnant I live in Houston texas I need a abortion. I can not afford an abortion right now I have three kids and im unemployed at the moment. I have no money for travel im rinning out of options please help

  57. Stigma Relief Fund
    September 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Hi, Jessica.

    We understand that this is a very difficult time for you, and we’re here to help. Please call Whole Woman’s Health at 210-549-4084 to talk someone about setting up an appointment. From there, they can help you look at options for financial assistance.

    Regards,
    Stigma Relief Fund

  58. Stigma Relief Fund
    September 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    Sammie,

    Here is a number you can call to help you answer all of your questions: 210-549-4084.

    Regards,
    Whole Woman’s Health

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